Oncidium hastatum (Batem.] Lindley 1850-1 SECTION Stellata Photo by Juan Morales and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Mark Whitten


Common Name The Lance Head Oncidium

Flower Size 2" [5cm]

This is a medium sized, cool growing epiphytic or lithophytic species from near the Pacific coast in the states of Colima, Jalisco, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Jalisco and Michoacan in Mexico and is found at an altitude of 1000 to 2000 meters, with large, ovoid conical, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 4 distichous, imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, linear to linear-oblanceolate, arcuate, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an up to 8.5 ft [250 cm] long as a loosely branched, many flowered panicle with lanceolate bracts.

Synonyms Cyrtochilum jurgensenianum Lem. 1854; *Odontoglossum hastatum Bateman 1843; Odontoglossum phyllochilum C.Morren 1849; Oncidium jurgenzenianum Lem. 1854; Oncidium phyllochilum Beer 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala Bateman 1843 drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 5/459 1992 photo; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide