Oncidium reichenheimii (Linden & Rchb. f.) Garay & Stacy 1974 SECTION Stellata Photo courtesy of © Lourens Grobler

In Situ Photo Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

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Common Name Reichenheim's Oncidium [German Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

This small to medium sized, cool to cold growing, epiphytic species can be found in Jalisco and Michoacan stses of Mexico at an elevation of 1200 to 2300 meters with broadly ovate, laterally compressed, longitudinally rugose with age pseudobulb carrying 2 or 3, elliptic-lanceolate, rounded to acute, conduplicate below into the petiole-like base that blooms in the winter and spring on a basal, 3 1/2' [105 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying showy, widely spread star-shaped flowers.

Synonyms Miltonia reichenheimii (Linden & Rchb. f.) Rolfe 1904; Miltonia schroederiana Veitch 1892; Miltonioides reichenheimii (Linden & Rchb. f.) Brieger & Lückel 1983; Odontoglossum reichenheimii Linden & Rchb. f; Odontoglossum schroederianum Rchb. f. 1865;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Odontoglossum reichenheimii; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 11 1964 as Odontoglossum reichenheimii drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Miltonia reichenheimii; Flora de Venezuela Volumne XV Parte 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Miltonioides reichenheimii photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as Miltonioides reichenheimii photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Miltonioides reichenheinii photo good; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photo; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide