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Oncidium brachyandrum Short-Anther Oncidium


Short-Anther Oncidium , Oncidium brachyandrum


Oncidium brachyandrum Lindl. 1838 SECTION Concoloria Photo By the Asociacion Mexicana de Orquideologia

Common Name The Short-Anther Oncidium

Flower Size 1/2" [1.5cm]

Oax Mx 2469 meters in elev., Cerro San Filipe,

Found from Sinaloa, Durango, Nayarit?, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Mexico, Morelos and Oaxaca Mexico

A epiphytic species with deciduous leaves that is from western Mexico to Honduras and El Salvador in dry oak-pine forests at altitudes of 1600 to 2500 meters with ovoid to subglobose, slightly compressed, green, spotted with purple pseudobulbs basally covered with 4 subcoriaceous leaf-bearing sheaths with 2 to 3 apical, deciduous, narrowly elliptic acute leaves that blooms on a basal, racemose, erect to arcuate, 4 to 14" [11 to 34 cm] long, few [2 to 5] flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb with small showy flowers that appear in the spring.

Synonyms Concocidium brachyandrum (Lindl.) Romowicz & Szlach.2006; Oncidium graminifolium (Lindl.) Lindl. 1841; Oncidium rariflorum Rich. & Gal. 1845