Oncidium peltiforme Königer 1999 SECTION Oblongata

Photo by © Byron Rinke

Another Flower

Photo by © Linda & Mikael Karlbom, Sweden

Another Inflorescence

Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Shield or Dish-Shaped Oncidium [refers to the lip's shape]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an ovate, strongly compressed, ancipitous pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms on a paniculate, arching to ascending, 3 to 5, short branched each with 2 to 3 flowering below, 12" [30 cm] long, several flowered, racemose above inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchids Vol 2 Koniger 2005 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Allinace Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #7 2007 photo fide;