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Oncidium welteri Welter's Oncidium


Welter's Oncidium, Oncidium welteri


Oncidium welteri Pabst 1956 SECTION Synsepala Photo by Americo Docha Neto , courtesy Orchidstudium

Part shade Warm Cool LATE Spring Summer

Common Name Welter's Oncidium [Brazilian Preist and Discoverer of species 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo State of Brazil as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with very little available information but the plant has conic, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricate, triangular-lancoelate sheaths and carying 2, linear-oblong to oblong to strap shaped, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect to somewhat nodding, 4" [10 cm] long, paniculate, few branched, few to several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying scentless flowers.

Synonyms Ampliglossum welteri (Pabst) Campacci 2006; Coppensia welteri (Pabst) Campacci 2006