Oncidium lykaiosii R.Vásquez & Dodson 2001 SECTION Excavata

Photo by © Pieter C. Brouwer and his Photo Website


Plant and Inflorescence

Flower Angles

Photos courtesy of Katia Seagull

Part shade Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Wolf Oncidium [Named for the German Corporation that helped contribute to the botanical science of Bolivia]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Bolivia in seasonally dry thorn bush forests called Chaco and in humid montane forests at elevations around 1530 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3 leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, erect-arcuate, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on an erect, almost straight, paniculate, 4 branched, the branches ascending, several flowered inflorescence with each branch 1 to 6 flowered and carrying scentless flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 10 2008 photo fide