Oncidium praetextum Morr. 1873 SECTION Crispa
Common Name The Purple Seamed Oncidium
Flower Size about 1 1/2" [3.75 cm] Fragrant
Found in Brazil in the cool mountain ranges of Espiritu Santo,
Sao Paulo and Rio states as a medium sized, cool to warm growing
epiphyte with clustered, oblong to elliptic, laterally compressed
pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, leathery, lanceolate, obtuse leaves
that blooms in the fall in the southern hemisphere on a basal to 48"
[122 cm] long, arching, paniculate inflorescence with many fragrant
flowers that has 1 to 4 branches each carrying 3 to 6 flowers. It
differs from Onc. crispum and O gardneri by having a "witch's nose"
on the Lip.
Synonyms Anettea praetexta (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Mytnik 2006;
Brasilidium praetextum (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006; Gomesa praetexta (Rchb.f.)
M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium enderianum hort. 1892