Oncidium tsubotae Königer 1996 SECTION Paucituberculata

Photo by Rogier van Vugt and his P base orchid photo Website

Another Flower

Another Inflorescence

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name Tsubota's Oncidium [Colombian Orchid Collector and Vendor current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 1900 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally grooved and rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a pair of conduplicate, leafless sheaths and carry 1 to 2, apical, lanceolate, thinly leathery, acute, tapering and conduplicate below into the short narrow base leaves and blooms in the spring in cultivation on an erect to ascending, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence with the, up to 16, short branches along the entire length, each carrying 3 to 7, successively opening, fragrant flowers.

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