Oncidium stenotis Rchb.f. 1876 SECTION Oncidium Photo by Eerika's Bilder Website


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Photos by Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Fragrance Part shadeHot to Warm Fall

Common Name The Very Slim, Tight Ear Oncidium

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found from Costa Rica to Ecuador in tropical, wet forests, dense wet secondary forest at elevations of sea level to 2000 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or occasional terrestrial with oblong, laterally compressed, ancipitous, coarsly sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several leaf sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic-oblong, subcoriaceous, obtuse and apiculate leaf that is conduplicate below and strongly carinate abaxially that blooms in the fall on a lateral, paniculate, 3 to 4 1/2' [1 to 1.5 m] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Koniger cites this species as a synonym of O lineoligerum and if true then this name takes precedence.

Synonyms Oncidium lineoligerum Rchb.f 1854; Oncidium turialbae Schltr. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853 as O lineoligerum; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium turialbae; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium lineoligerum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 67. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Oncidium turialbae; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 190 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1062 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1473 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 143 Bennett & Christenson 1993 as O lineoligerum drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo fide; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger as O lineoligerum drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #6 2011 pollinia onlyphoto fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide