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Oncidium zappii Zappi's Oncidium


Zappi's Oncidium, Oncidium zappii


Oncidium zappii Pabst 1976 SECTION Crispa Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Common Name Zappi's Oncidium [Brazil Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Espiritu Santo state Brazil and Paraguay at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cylindric, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by several pairs of leafless and leaf-bearing, deciduous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-elliptical, conduplicate below into the petiole-like base that blooms in the late spring on a 10 to 12" [25 to 30 cm] long, simple to paniculate, few to several flowered inflorescence arsing on a matured pseduobulb and having fairly shoret branches when present and carrying scentless flowers.

Synonyms Anettea zappii (Pabst) Szlach. & Mytnik 2006; Brasilidium zappii (Pabst) Campacci 2006