Oncidium tetrotis Rchb.f. & Warsz. 1854 SECTION Oblongata

Flower Detail

Inflorescence Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade to Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Four Appendaged Oncidium [refers to the callus?]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia [Guatemala?] at elevations around 1800 meters as a large sized, cool growing orchid with oblong, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying leathery, linear-lanceolate, acute, becoming slightly conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, paniculate, slightly zig-zag, 6" [15 cm] between each few flowered branch that are 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, to 118" [300 cm ] long overall, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium chrysops drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol 23 #2 2004; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006