Oncidium pyramidiale Lindley 1854 SECTION Rostrata Photo by Ecuagenera and the Ecuagenera Website

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Common Name The Pyramid-Like Oncidium [refers to the shape of the column]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A small sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru found at altitudes of 2000 to 3300 meters in the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental and blooms in the summer in Bogata' and has ovoid to cylindrical, compressed, unifoliateto trifoliate pseudobulbs with oblanceolate to elliptic-oblong acute or acuminate leaves that blooms mostly in the summer on a erect to pendant, to 20" [50 cm] long, shortly paniculate inflorescence carrying many fragrant, canary yellow flowers and a few interspersed throughout, sterlie star shaped flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium alcicorne Rchb.f 1972; Oncidium chrysopyramis Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1854; Oncidium chrysornis Rchb.f 1880; Oncidium elephantotis Rchb.f 1877; Oncidium gracillimum Rolfe 1898; Oncidium huebschii Rchb.f 1885; Oncidium lancifolium Lindl. 1839; Oncidium maderoi Schltr 1920; Oncidium melanops Rchb.f 1880; Oncidium ochthodes Rchb.f 1871; Oncidium pluviaflorum Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium rostrans Rchb.f 1875; Oncidium santanderianum Kranzl. 1922; Oncidium xanthocentron Rchb.f 1880

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Oncidium chrysopyramis; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 Oncidium chrysopyramis; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as O maderoi; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium pluviaflorum drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium rostrans drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium chrysornis drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium chrysopyramis drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium alcicorne drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O melanops drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O santanderianum; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O lancifolium; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O octhodes drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O xanthocentron drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O elephantotis drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O chrysopyramis; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as O chrysopyramis; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1975 as O melanops drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as O melanops drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as O melanops; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Oncidium melanops drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo as O melanops ok; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004 as Onc lancifolium

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