Oncidium storkii Ames & C. Schweinf. . 1930 SECTION Excavata

Inflorescence Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of The Epidendra Website

part Shade Warm ColdWinter Spring

Common Name Stork's Oncidium [Original Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane to montane cloudforests at elevations around 1150 to 2950 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with pyriform, somewhat compressed, sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 4, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, apical, erect, elliptic-lanceolate, bluntly acute, gradually narrowing and conduplicate into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on an axillary, to 10" to 18" [25 to 45 cm] long, paniculate, erect, 3+ branched, 3 to 8 flowered per branch, many flowered inflorescence occuring in the winter and spring.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Schedul. Orchid. 10: 106. 1930; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1474 Mora & Atwood 1992 drawing fide; 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; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/ Oncidium Bakers 2005; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide