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Oncidium batemannianum Bateman's Oncidium


Bateman's Oncidium , Oncidium batemannianum


Oncidium batemannianum Parm. ex Knowles & Westc 1840 SECTION Synsepala Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name or Meaning Bateman's Oncidium [English botaniust and Orchid enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Brazil, Bolivia and Peru on grassy slopes, in gnarled vestigal forests amongst boulders and humus at elevations of 1200 to 2600 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with clustered, ovoid to subconical, slighly laterally compressed, rugose with age pseudobulbs carrying 2, light green, narrowly linear-lanceolate, acute, deeply keeled, leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a basal, 36 to 48" [91 to 122 cm] long, paniculate inflorescence that is sparsely branched towards the apex carrying many, successively opening flowers.

Synonyms Ampliglossum batemanianum (Parm. ex Knowles & Westc.) Campacci 2006; Coppensia batemaniana (Parm. ex Knowles & Westc.) Campacci 2006; Coppensia ramosa (Lindl.) Campacci 2006; Oncidium brachystegium Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium caldense Rchb.f. 1850; Oncidium gallopavinum C.Morren 1845; Oncidium mandonii Rchb.f. 1878; Oncidium pinellianum Lindl. 1848; Oncidium ramosum Lindl 1837; Oncidium stenopetalum Klotzsch 1855