Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Loose Cali Oncidium

Oncidium hapalotyle

Description:

Last orchid for today. We'd love an id, so if anyone out there is an orchid buff then please help...And GeoLeo did just that. Thanks very much.

Habitat:

Cloud Forest Reserve on the Western Slopes, Ecuador

1 Species ID Suggestions

Dancing-lady Orchid
Oncidium sp Oncidium


Sign in to suggest organism ID

17 Comments

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Sorry. Should be OK now

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

The binomial name is still wrong.

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 9 years ago

Blame it on me SantaLucia...I think I need to start wearing my glasses >.< ...sorry!

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Thanks for the heads up!

Olivia2
Olivia2 9 years ago

You've got the spelling of Oncidium wrong :) See here for more taxonomic info: http://www.tropicos.org/Name/23508158

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

¡Ji ji! Por mi parte, creo que GeoLeo lo ha dicho muy bien. Oncidium hapalotyle is a very good shout. If you blow up the image on this link it's a perfect match: http://www.ecuagenera.com/epages/whitela...

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Claro! As soon someone nails it down, I'll update it.

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 9 years ago

Would you please let me know when you finally ID this one? Now I'm intrigued...

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

OK. I just don't know enough about orchids to positively id it. I'll let the experts decide and give it an id when the dust settles. This one is like telling marsh and willow tits apart.

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 9 years ago

You are so generous SantaLucia...didn't mean to intrude, your flowers are so beautiful that I could not resist!!! The picture I found looks exactly like your orchid. The difference I noticed between the Loose Cali and the Dancing Lady is that the Lady has a big petal that looks like a skirt (girl stuff) and the firts one has petals that are thinner...just like yours....best wishes!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

This is called Lluvia de oro but there are many diferent species of this orchid

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Now I'm just confused. This is why I like cats and bears.

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Nah, forget Craig. It's a great shout. We're in Ecuador so it all adds up. I've got a few more to dredge through so Craig will get his moment. Thanks GeoLeo.

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 9 years ago

I know u want to wait for Craig, but how about "Loose Cali Onicidium", Onicidium hapalotyle? For what I read it grows in Colombia and Ecuador...could it be?

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Yep, looks like a pretty good match to me. I'll wait for craig though-I promised him some orchids yesterday...

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

I'm not sure of the species, maybe Craig has a better idea but it does look like O. baueri.
http://images.google.com/imgres?q=oncidi...

SantaLuciaReserve
Spotted by
SantaLuciaReserve

Parroquia Nanegal, Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Nov 14, 2010
Submitted on Nov 14, 2011

Spotted for Mission

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team