Oncidium polycladium Rchb.f. ex Lindl. 1855

SECTION Oblongata

Photo by Franz Xaver

Part shade Hotto Hot Winter Spring

Common Name The Many Branched Oncidium

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in in wet montane forests at elevations of sealevel to 800 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with subcoriaceous, linear-ligulate, oblique, subacute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect-patent, paniculate, many branched, each branch 6 to 8 flowered, 3'4" [1 meter] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate-oblong, acuminate floral bracts.

Similar to and often refered to as a synonym of Oncidium baueri.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O costaricensis; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006 as O baueri; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide