Oncidium palaciosii Dodson 1996 SECTION Serpentia

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Dodson and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Palacio's Oncidium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Napo and Pastaza provinces of Ecuador at elevations around 1650 meters as as small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a long, creeping, twining, occasionally branching stem giving rise to a green, almost circular, strongly laterally flattened, ancipitous pseudobulb enveloped basally by 2 to 5, distichous, imbricate, longitudinally folded, close fitting, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, narrowly ovate, acute, abruptly rounded below into the short, narrow base leaf that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a basal, through an axil of a basal sheath, to .8" [2 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Brevilongium palaciosii (Dodson) Christenson 2006; Otoglossum palaciosii (Dodson) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006;