Oncidium toachicum Dodson 1980 SECTION Toachica

: Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler


Common Name The Toachi Oncidium [A river In Ecuador]

Flower Size 5/8" [1.4 cm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe province Ecuador in very wet, montane cloud forests at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oblong, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, conduplicate sheaths with the uppermost few being leaf bearing and carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong, acute, narrowing below into a conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, paniculate, several to many flowerd, 22" [55 cm] long inflorescence that has many, short branches each subtended by a tubular bract and carrying 3 to 5, faintly fragrant flowers that are often self-pollinating.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 191 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger photo/drawing fide