Oncidium liebmannii Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl. 1922 SECTION Oblongata

Photo By Santa Barbara Orchid Estates.

Common Name Liebmann's Oncidium [Danish Botanist]

Flower Size1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Mexico and El Salvador as a cool growing epiphyte at altitudes of 1200 to 1500 meters with pear-shaped, deep longitudinal ridges and grooves, slightly laterally compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several pairs of imbricate, leafless and leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, apical, linear to strap-shaped, acute, longly conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on 1 or 2, axillary, erect to arching, to 24" [to 60 cm] long, paniculate, several to many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb with 1 to 3 flowers on each branch .

CAUTION Many references state that this species is a synonym of O reflexum but I have left it separate pending more information

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing fide/photo hmm; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing hmm; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo hmm coser to O reflexum; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 as syn of O reflexum