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Oncidium blanchetii Blanchet's Oncidium

 

Blanchet's Oncidium, Oncidium blanchetii

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Oncidium blanchetii Rchb. f. 1849 SECTION Synsepala Photo courtesy of Photo by Americo Docha Neto and Orchidstudium

Part shade Warm LATE Winter to Spring

Common Name Blanchet's Oncidium [French Plant Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the cool mountains, hot and humid lowlands and inland savannahs of eastern and southeastern Brazil as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte that occurs at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters with clustered, erect, oblong or narrowly ovoid-oblong, compressed, smooth and then sulcate with age pseudobulbs carrying 3 apical, erect,rigid, coriaceous, narrowly linear-ligulate, acute leaves and blooms on an erect, 2' to 5'4"" [60 to 160 cm] long, robust, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaves and has concave, lanceolate bracts occuring in the late winter and spring.

SynonymsAmpliglossum blanchetii (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006; Coppensia blanchetii (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006

 

 

 

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