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Oncidium kautzkyi Kautsky's Oncidium


Kautsky's Oncidium, Oncidium kautskyi


Oncidium kautzkyi Pabst 1976 SECTION Waluela Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

Part shade Hot to Warm LATE Spring Summer

Common Name Kautsky's Oncidium [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Espiritu Santo state Brazil in warm humid lowlands and montane forests at elevations around 600 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with tall, slender, somewhat cylindrical pseudobulbs that are slightly widened basally thay are partially enveloped basally by several, imbricate, leafless sheaths and carry a single apical, narrowly elliptic, flexuous, leathery, obtuse, shortly conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal, arching nodding, paniculate, 3 to 5 branched, many flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 flowers on each branch. Easily differentiated by the long inflorescence, pale yellow flowers with red-brown stripes and the triangular central callus of the lip.

Synonyms Baptistonia kautskyi (Pabst) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2004