Oncidium hyphaematicum Rchb. f. 1869 SECTION Stellata

Photo by Lourens Grobler


Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids

to in nature

Common Name The Translucent Red Oncidium

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.1 cm]

Found on the western slopes of Ecuador and the eastern slopes of Peru at elevations of 300 to 2000 meters in semi-dry forest with a rainy season in the fall, as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte, with ellipsoid, compressed, sulcate with time pseudobulbs subtended by leaf-bearing bracts and a single apical, oblong to narrowly olbong-elliptic, petiolate, obliquely bilobed leaf that blooms in the summer in nature on an erect, axillary, 6 ft. [180 cm] long, basal, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts that are shorter than the ovaries with 3 to 5, 1 1/4", showy, fragrant flowers on each of its many short lateral branches.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 181 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0129 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 530 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 wrong; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide