Oncidium weddellii Lindl. 1855 SECTION Heterantha tha

Photo by Willibald Koniger

Common Name Weddell's Oncidium [French botanist and discoverer of he type 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Larecaja and Caupolican provinces of Bolivia at elevations of 2700 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte, terrestrial or lithophyte with a short rhizome giving rise to an elliptical too broadly elliptical, strongly laterally compressed, ancipitose pseudobulbs basally enveloped on either side by a leaf-bearing sheath and carrying 2 apical, lanceolate, obtuse, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms on an aaxillary, erect, heteranthous, peduncle about as long as the rachis, the rachis 4 to 7 branched, scarcely branched again, each occupied by several normal and a few abortive flowers, 12 to 16" [3 tp 40 cm] long overall, several to many flowered inflorescence carrying non-fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 drawing/photo fide