Oncidium batemannianum Parm. ex Knowles & Westc 1840 SECTION Synsepala Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

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Common Name or Meaning Bateman's Oncidium [English botaniust and Orchid enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Acre, Rondonia, Mato Grosso; Mato Grosso do Sul, Goias, Pernambuco, Bahia, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul states of Brazil, Bolivia and Peru on grassy slopes, in gnarled vestigal forests amongst boulders and humus at elevations of 300 to 1200 [2600] meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with clustered, ovoid to subconical, slighly laterally compressed, rugose with age pseudobulbs carrying 2, light green, narrowly linear-lanceolate, acute, deeply keeled, leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a basal, 36 to 48" [91 to 122 cm] long, paniculate inflorescence that is sparsely branched towards the apex carrying many, successively opening flowers.

The O batemannianum complex includes O blanchettii, O caldense, O paranapiacabense; O pontagrossense and newer references refer them as all synonyms of a very variable O batemannianum. I have left them and their synonyms separate for now.

Synonyms Ampliglossum batemanianum (Parm. ex Knowles & Westc.) Campacci 2006; Ampliglossum mandonii (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006; Ampliglossum ramosum (Lindl.) Campacci 2006; Coppensia batemaniana (Parm. ex Knowles & Westc.) Campacci 2006; Coppensia mandonii (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006; Coppensia mantiqueirensis Campacci 2007; Coppensia ramosa (Lindl.) Campacci 2006; Gomesa batemaniana (Parm. ex Knowles & Westc.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Gomesa mandonii (Rchb.f.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Gomesa ramosa (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium batemanianum var. ramosum (Lindl.) Lindl. 1855; Oncidium boliviense Rolfe 1907; Oncidium brachystegium Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium caldense Rchb.f. 1850; Oncidium gallopavinum C.Morren 1845; Oncidium mandonii Rchb.f. 1878; Oncidium pinellianum Lindl. 1848; Oncidium ramosum Lindl 1837; Oncidium stenopetalum Klotzsch 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878 as Oncidium mandonii; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium mandonii drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium brachystegium; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium boliviense; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 as O ramosum; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as O ramosum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as O ramosum; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004;; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 8 2007 as Coppensia ramosa; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Coppensia ramosa photo fide

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