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Oncidium warmingii Warming's Oncidium


Warming's Oncidium, Oncidium warmingii


Oncidium warmingii Rchb. f. 1881 SECTION Synsepala Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Part shade Warm to Cold Fall

Common Name or Meaning Warming's Oncidium [Danish Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in La Caraša - Pic Da Carapuša - Minas Gerais, Brazil and Venezuela in oipen rocky places, shrublandws and rarely in forests at elevations around 800 to 2700 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with cylindrical, smooth, slightly to strongly compressed and lightly grooved with age pseudobulbs with an occasional basal leaf-bearing sheath and carrying 2, apical, light green, acute, lanceolate, thin, stiff leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, paniculate, to 39" [100 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with 3 to 4, short, loosely 3 to 7 flowered branches and carrying scentless flowers.

Synonyms Ampliglossum warmingii (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006; Coppensia warmingii (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006; Oncidium gomesii Cogn. 1906; Oncidium vagans C. Schweinf. 1958