Oncidium lucasianum Rolfe 1894 SECTION Oblongata


Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower???

Photo by Mark Chase


Common Name Lucas' Oncidium

Flower Size 1.1" [2.9 cm]

Found in Cajamarca department of Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2950 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovoid, subcompressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by leafless cataphyls and carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect becoming arching towards the apex, paniculate, stiff, shortly branched, to 8" [20 cm] long, several florwered inflorescence arising on a newly matured growth.

CAUTION!!! I have no way of verifying these determinations so please use with caution!!!

Synonyms Vitekorchis lucasiana (Rolfe) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #4 2009 photo not????;