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Oncidium blanchetii Blanchet's Oncidium


Blanchet's Oncidium, Oncidium blanchetii


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