Oncidium malpighioides [Archila, Szlachetko & Chiron] in ed. SECTION Oblongata

Photo by Fredy Archila and The Researchgate Website

Part shade Hot

Common Name The Malphighia-Like Oncidium [refers to its similarity with plants of the Malpighiaceae family]

Flower Size .52" [1.3 cm]

Found in Guatemala at elevations around 200 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to orbicular, strongly laterally compressed, smooth, shiny, soft green, pseudobulbs enveloped basally by brown, papery sheaths and carrying a single, apical, green, fleshy, oblong, obliquely rounded apically leaf that blooms on a basal, shortly apically branched, peduncle cylindrical, 10" [25 cm] long, successivley single, alternate, several flowered inflorescence.

" C. malpighioides resembles Chelyorchis ampliata by its flabellated petals with a truncated base (versus petals ointments with a sub-orbicular blade) and the lateral lobes of its labellum oblong (versus oblong oblong lanceolate). In addition the callus of the labellum in the former is more complicated, with a rough surface (versus a rather smooth surface in the second)." Archila, Szlachetko & Chiron 2016

Synonyms Chelyorchis parvula Archila, Szlachetko & Chiron 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Richardiana Vol XVI 220 Archila, Szlach. & Chiron 2016 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018