Oncidium ligiae Königer 1995 SECTION Heterantha

Photo by © Jay Pfahl

White Variety

Photo by © Steven Beckendorf

Common Name Ligia's Oncidium [Sra Posada Colombian Nurserywoman Colomborquideas current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 1600 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to elliptical to narrowly ovate, strongly compressed laterally, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring on a paniculate, heteranthous, erect to nodding, short pedunculate, rachis to 20 branched, each branch spreading to 8" [20 cm] long, each branch tip with one fertile flower and the rest of the flowers on the branch are sterile, many sterile flowered, several fertile flowerd inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 Photo/Drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #11 2014 photo fide;