Oncidium laeve (Lindl.) Beer 1854 SECTION Stellata

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Common Name The Smooth Flowered Oncidium

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.4 cm]

Found in Mexico as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte of mountain rain forests and evergreen cloud forests at elevations of 1700 to 2400 meters with ovoid, strongly compressed pseudobulbs subtended by several pairs of leaf-bearing sheaths with 2 apical, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse to acute leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a 3 1/2' [110 cm] long, erect, robust, branched, many flowered inflorescence with several tubular bracts and scarious floral bracts and carrying showy, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Miltonia laevis (Lindl.) Rolfe 1904; Miltonioides laevis (Lindl.) Brieger & Lückel 1983; *Odontoglossum laeve Lindl. 1844;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontoglossum laeve; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum laeve drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 11 1964 as Odontoglossum laeve drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Miltonia laevis; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #4 1967 as Odontoglossum laeve; Icones Orchidacearum I plate 74 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as Miltonioides laevis photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Miltonioides laevis photo fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #2 2015 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 photo fide;