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Oncidium barbaceniae Barbacena Oncidium

 

Barbacena Oncidium, Oncidium barbaceniae

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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

 

 

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