Oncidium phymatochilum Lindl. 1850-1 SECTION Oncidium

Photo by Roman Maruska

Flower Closeup

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden >


Photo by Dr Souza Grota


Common Name Pad-Like Lip Oncidium

Flower Size to 2" [to 5 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations 650 to 1300 meters as a short, medium sized, warm to cool growing, erect epiphyte with fusiform, slightly compressed, enveloped basally by several imbricating sheaths and carrying a single apical, elliptic to elliptic-oblanceolate, coriaceous, acute or obtuse, dark green, speckled red basally leaf and blooms in the fall on a pendant, 3 to 6' [90 to 180 cm] long, loosely many flowered, fractiflex panicle that is pale green with crimson spots and has showy, spicely fragrant flowers with highly variable lateral sepals.

Synonyms Miltonia phymatochila (Lindl.) N.H. Williams & M.W. Chase 2001; Phymatochilum brasiliense Christenson 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium chrysops drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 1 1962 photo good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #12 1967 photo fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 10 2001 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Miltonia phymatochila; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 1 2006 photo as Phymatochilum brasiliense; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Miltonia phymatochila; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Miltonia phymatochila; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 drawing/photo fide;