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c Parana Oncidium


Parana Oncidium, Oncidium paranaense


Oncidium paranaense Kraenzl. 1911 SECTION Concoloria Photos by Luiz Filipe Varela and his Flicker website

Common Name The Parana Oncidium [State in Southern Brazil]

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in Southern Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina at elevations around 750 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, elongated to ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs that become rugose with age carrying 2 bright green, acute, leathery, conduplicate below into the base that blooms in the summer in nature and early spring in cultivation in Sao Paulo on a basal, paniculate, to 16" [to 40 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising on a matured pseudobulb with short, distichously set branches carried towards the apex and carrying fragrant, long-lasting flowers..

Synonyms Carenidium paranaense (Kraenzl.) Baptista 2006; Oncidium hatschbachii Schltr. 1926; Oncidium schadei L.O.Williams 1939