Oncidium schillerianum Rchb.f. 1854 SECTION Oblongata Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website


Common Name Schiller's Oncidium [German Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia and Peru at elevations of 2300 to 2600 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial on and between bushes with distant, oblong-ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 pairs of imbricate sheaths and carrying 2, apical, oblong, subacute and obliquely bilobed apically, narrowing below in to the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the

I have had difficulty with this photo. Often given as a synonym of O maizifolium but the photo basically fits description in Schweinfurth but there is no drawing and the colors stated are not correct for photo. Use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1960; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004 as O maizaefolium [sp]?