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

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

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

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

Found in Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Mexico and Oaxaca states of Mexico in mountainous oak forests at elevations around 1400 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic or lithophytic species that 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 36 #2 1967 as Epidendrum gheisbrectianumphoto fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 1 1968 as Oncidium gheisbrectianumphoto fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 7 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 1 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 8 1985 drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 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; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #2 2007 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #4 2011 Photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 drawing/photo fide;

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

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