Oncidium schroederianum (O'Brien) Garay & Stacy 1974 SECTION Stellata

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Common Name Schroeder's Oncidium [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1 2/5" x 2 3/4" [3.5 x 7 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane cloud forests as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 900 to 1400 meters with elliptic-oblong, coarsely sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by foliaceous bracts which turn papery, 1 to 2, subcoriaceous, abaxially carinate, conduplicate at the base leaves that blooms in the spring summer and early fall on an erect to arching, 8" [20 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb, subtended with triangular bracts carrying fragrant spice to carnation scented, waxy flowers.

Synonyms *Miltonia schroederiana O'Brien 1887; Miltonioides confusa (Garay) Brieger & Lückel 1983; Miltonioides schroederiana (Veitch) Lückel 1986; Odontoglossum confusum Garay 1962; Odontoglossum schroederianum Rchb. f. 1887

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Miltonia schroederiana; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Miltonia scroederiana drawing good; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 65. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Miltonia scroederiana; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 149. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Miltonia schroederiana; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 255. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Miltonia scroederiana; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 11 1964 drawing as Odontoglossum schroederianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 11 1964 as Odontoglossum confusum drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 7 1982 as Miltonia schroderiana photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1472 Dodson 1992 as Oncidium schroederianum drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as Miltonioides confusa photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Miltonioides schroederiana; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photo; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide