Oncidium trichodes Lindl. 1855 SECTION Barbata Photo courtesy of Dario Melgar


Common Name or Meaning The Hairy Oncidium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Para' State Brazil and Bolivia in hot lowlands around 400 meters in elevation as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, imbricating, leafless sheaths and carrying a single, erect, acute, narrowly conduplicate below into the petiole-like base leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, erect, 5" [12.5 cm] long, paniculate inflorescence that arises on a newly matured pseudobulb and has fractiflex branches all held towards the apex.

Several references make this orchid a synonym of O ciliatum, I have left them separate at this time.

Synonyms Alatiglossum trichodes ( Lindl. ) Baptista 2006; Gomesa trichodes (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0271 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger as O ciliatum