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Orchid Species: Oncidium schmidtianum

Kew currently accepted name is Oncidium baueri

Oncidium schmidtianum is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1886. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Oncidium baueri.
Oncidium (Onc.)
ORIGIN: Found from the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, the Windwards Islands, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Fr Guinea, Guyana, Surinam, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in tropical, wet montane forests at sea-level to 1300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Large sized, hot to cool growing, massive, caespitose epiphyte with oval, multi ridged, sulcate with time pseudobulbs subtended by several leaf-bearing sheaths with 2 to 3 apical, linear, acuminate leaves blooming in the spring with an erect to pendulous, 5 to 10' [1.4 to 2.5 meters] long, multi-flowered [7 to 20], many branched panicle with lanceolate, acuminate, papery, persistent, conspicuous floral bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb with 7 flowers to each branch.

FLOWER SIZE: To 1 inch [to 2.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Oncidium Onc baueri 1833 Lindl.
Add+ Oncidium Onc multiflorum 1937 Soysa
Add+ Oncidium Onc advena 1860 Rchb.f.
Add+ Oncidium Onc bicameratum 1922 Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
Add+ Oncidium Onc buchtienii 1929 Schltr.
Add+ Oncidium Onc hebraicum 1875 Rchb.f.
Add+ Oncidium Onc kappleri 1855 Rchb.f. ex Lindl.
Add+ Oncidium Onc peliogramma 1871 Linden & Rchb.f.
Add+ Oncidium Onc pentecostale 1859 Rchb.f.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi floridum 1831 Vell.
Add+ Vitekorchis Vit buchtienii 2006 (Schltr.) Romowicz & Szlach.
Add+ Oncidium Onc bolivianum 1912 Schltr.
Add+ Oncidium Onc platyglossum 1882 Rchb.f. ex Linden
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Onc. baueri 'El Dorado' (2013) Onc. baueri 'Ellen' (2011) Onc. baueri 'Gary' (1976) Onc. baueri 'Erika' (1976)
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