Oncidium picturatum Rchb. f. 1854 SECTION Oncidium

Flower Detail Photos By Karl Senghas

Part shade Cool cold Summer

Common Name The Striking Oncidium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with elliptical to broadly ovate, strongly laterally compressed, ancipitous, shiny pseudobulbs enveloped partially below by 1 to 2 opposite pairs of non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the short conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect to arching to nodding, peduncle as long as the rachis, paniculate, very short branching several to many flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, scentless flowers to each branch in the lower half and racemose flowers above.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 5 Foldats 1970; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as O klotzscheanum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as O klotzscheanum drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Cyrtochiloides ochmatochila; Icones Orchidacearum 5 & 6 Orchids Of Mexico Parts 2 & 3 Plate 546 Hagsater, Soto 2002 as Cyrtochilodes ochmatochila; Orquideologia Vol 23 #2 2004; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Cyrtochiloides ochmatochila; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;