Oncidium bohnkianum V.P.Castro & G.F.Carr 2006 SECTION Barbata Photo by Orchidario Imirim

Fragrance Part shade Warm Summer

Common Name Bohnk's Oncidium [Brazilian Nurseryman and Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southeastern Bahia as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the summer on a pendent, many flowered inflorescence and carrying slightly fragrant flowers

This species is related closely to O uniflorum and O longipes but differs in the plant much larger than 20 cm tall, the lack of a triangular callus disc with the fimbriate or ciliate margins, and instead an acute narrowing between the midlobes and the lateral lobes and has a shorter column with fimbriate wings.

Newer references put this species as a synonym of O uniflorum but I have left them separate for now.

Synonyms Alatiglossum bohnkianum (V.P.Castro & G.F.Carr) F.Barros & V.T.Rodrigues 2010; Gomesa bohnkiana (V.P.Castro & G.F.Carr) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Kleberiella bohnkiana (V.P.Castro & G.F.Carr) V.P.Castro & Cath. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 164 Castro Neto 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Alatiglossum uniflorum photo fide

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