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Oncidium kautzkyi Kautsky's Oncidium

 

Kautsky's Oncidium, Oncidium kautskyi

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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

 

 

 

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