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Oncidium fuscans Dark Brown Oncidium

 

Dark Brown Oncidium , Oncidium fuscans

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Oncidium fuscans Rchb. f. 1878 SECTION Synsepala

Common Name The Dark Brown Oncidium

Flower Size 3/4" to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in the Rio de Janiero, Parana', Santa Catarina, Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo States of Brazil in drier plains and savannahs or on exposed, decomposing rocky granite outcrops as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial plant found at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters with erect to semierect, smooth pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 1 to 2 short sheaths and carrying 2, apical, rigid, erect to spreading, acute, keeled dorsally, conduplicate below into a short, petiole and blooms in the fall in situ on a 16 to 28" [40 to 70 cm] long, racemose, flexuous, erect to arching, 5 to 10 flowered infloresence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and having nodes spaced along the length enveloped by triangular, close-fitting, light green bracts

Synonyms Ampliglossum fuscans (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006; Coppensia fuscans (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006; Heteranthocidium fuscans (Rchb.f.) Szlach., Mytnik & Romowicz 2006

 

 

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