Coppensia vasconcelosiana Campacci 2008SECTION Synsepala

Plant with flowers and keikis in situ Photos by Reginaldo de Vasconcelos Leitao and The Orchidstudium Website.

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Common Name Vasconcelos' Coppensia [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing lithophyte with clumping, ovoid psuedobulbs that have 2 to 3 apical, lanceolate, curved 8" [20 cm] leaves. The basal erecty, panicle is stiff, branched, lax and 2 to 5' [60 to 150 cm] long and carrying to 10 non-fragrant flowers

This species, within my framework, would be better served within Oncidium but as of now it has not been described as such.

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References W3 Tropicos Not listed, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide

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