Psychopsis krameriana (Rchb. f.) H.G. Jones 1975

Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Kramer's Psychopsis [German Orchid Gardner 1800's]

Flower Size to 5" [to 12.5 cm]

Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in tropical lowland and lower montane rainforests on large branches at altitudes of 50 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with small dollar shaped, laterally compressed psuedobulbs subtended by imbricate bracts with spotted undersides of the single, apical, rigid, leathery, persistent, elliptic-oblong, acute, contracted into a short, folded petiole leaf that blooms on a 3' [90 cm] long, erect, 1 to 2 flowered at a time, successive opening inflorescence with ovate-triangular bracts and large showy flowers. These inflorescence, if left alone can bloom for years so do not cut them as they also can produce plantlets..

Synonyms *Oncidium kramerianum Rchb. f. 1855; Oncidium krameriana var resplendens Rchb.f 1888; Oncidium nodosum Morren 1874; Oncidium papilio var. kramerianum (Rchb. f.) Lindl. 1855; Oncidium papilioniforme Regel 1880; Papiliopsis krameriana (Rchb. f.) Morren 1874; Papiliopsis nodosus E.Morren ex Cogn. & Marchal 1874

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Oncidium krameriana drawing; Allg. Gartenzeitung. 23(2): 9-10. 1855 as Oncidium kramerianum; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Oncidium kramerianum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium kramerianum photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Oncidium kramerianum drawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as O kramerianum drawing ok; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Oncidium kramerianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 4 1957 as O kramerianum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963 as Oncidium kramerianum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Oncidium kramerianum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #2 1969 photo fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 as Oncidium kramerianum; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 1 1977 as Oncidium kramerianum; orquideologia Vol 13 No 3 1979; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 182 Dodson 1980 as Oncidium kramerianum drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 9 1982 as Oncidium krameriana; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1486 Atwood 1992 drawing hmm; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 6 1998 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #1 1999 photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 3 2002 drawing; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004as Oncidium krameriana photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 10 2008 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo not = P versteegianum; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #5 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #12 2016 drawing as Oncidium nodosum fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 drawing/photo fide;