!Solenidium racemosum Lindl.1846 Photo by © by J F Posada

Plant and Flowers Photo © by G C K Dunsterville

Drawing Drawing© by Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie street, London Copyright © courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz

Part shade WarmCold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Racemose Solenidium

Flower Size 3/4" [2.2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil in cloud forests at elevations around 500 to 900 [2800]? meters as a small to medium szied, warm to cold growing epiphyte with close set, shiney light brown, fairly strongly compressed, lightly curved with age, banana-like pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, liguate, rather thin, finely sulcate mid nerve, carinate, tapering apically, basally clasping below leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, on a newly arising growth long before the pseudobulb develops, suberect, subterete, light green, racemose, to 14" [35 cm] long, to 40 flowered inflorescence with small, close-fitting floral bracts

Synonyms Oncidium racemosum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965;Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 11 1983 drawing/photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide;