!Mexicoa ghiesbreghtiana (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Garay 1974 Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.


Common Name Gheisbreght's Mexicoa {Mexican Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size1 1/4 to 1 3/4" [3 to 4 cm]

A small sized, Mexican, cool to cold growing epiphytic or lithophytic species that is found in Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Mexico and Oaxaca states in mountainous oak forests at elevations around 1400 to 2300 meters and grows well with Odontoglossum and has ovoid, conical or pyriform, grooved pseudobulbs with 2 apical, linear or linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a laxly few [3 to 6] flowered, simple, erect to arcuate, 5 1/2" [14 cm] long inflorescence that is subtended by several sheathing bracts and arises on a newly forming pseudobulb.

Synonyms Odontoglossum warneri Lindley 1845; Odontoglossum warneri var. purpuratum Lindl. 1847; Odontoglossum warneri var. sordidum Lindl. 1847; *Oncidium ghiesbreghtianum A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Oncidium warneri [Lindley]Lindley 1855; Oncidium warneri var. purpuratum (Lindl.) Lindl. 1855; Oncidium warneri var. sordidum (Lindl.) Lindl. 1855

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium warneri; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Oncidium warneri var purpureum drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium warneri; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium ghiesbreghtianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 7 1980 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 1 1984 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 8 1985 drawing; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing/photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 as Oncidium ghiesbreghianum photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide

!Mexicoa ghiesbreghtiana (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Garay 1974 var alba Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Petit Plaisance.