Oncidium panamense Schltr.1922 SECTION Oblongata Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Panama Oncidium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Panama and northwestern Colombia in rainforests at elevations below 150 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with closely spaced, oblong to egg-shaped, laterally compressed, strongly ridged pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4 elongate, imbricate, distichous, leaflike, longitudinally folded sheaths and carrying 2, linear-lanceolate, acute, slightly leathery, contracted below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, axillary, 3'4" to 11'8" [100 to 350 cm] long, arching, pendulous, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 85. Panama Schlechter 1922; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2005