Oncidium posadarum Königer 1995 SECTION Heterantha Photo By © Willibald Koniger

Fragrant Part shade Cool

Common Name The Posada's Oncidium [Peruvian Family with an orchid Nursery current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rie to narrowly ovate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical, lanceolate leaves that blooms on a herteranthus, nodding, paniculate, peduncle very short, rachis 15 to 25 branched, each branch to 20 twigs, each twig with 1 to 2 normal flowers, the rest abortive, 36 to 80" [90 to 200 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorecence carrying fragrant flowrs.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;