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Oncidium barbaceniae Barbacena Oncidium


Barbacena Oncidium, Oncidium barbaceniae


Oncidium barbaceniae Lindl. 1855 SECTION Synsepala

Plant Photos by Amerigo Docha Neto

Partial Shade Cool EARLY Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Barbacena Oncidium [A town in Minas Gerais Brazil]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Southern Minas Gerais state of Brazil among grasses in swampy areas at elevations around 1300 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with clustered, eggshaped to oblong, slightly compresssed, longitudinally grooved with age, shiny, dark green pseudobulbs and carrying 1 to 3, apical, linear, acute, somewhat rigid, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, basal, racemose , 16 to 28" [40 to 70 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ampliglossum barbaceniae (Lindl.) Campacci 2006; Coppensia barbaceniae (Lindl.) Campacci 2006; Oncidium uliginosum Barb.Rodr. 1877