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Oncidium praetextum Purple Seamed Oncidium

 

Purple Seamed Oncidium , Oncidium praetextum

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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

 

 

 

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