Oncidium brachyandrum Lindl. 1838 SECTION Concoloria Photo By the Asociacion Mexicana de Orquideologia

Plant in situ Mexico Photo By © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Short-Anther Oncidium

Flower Size 1/2" [1.5cm]

Oaxaca Mexico 2469 meters in elev., Cerro San Filipe,

Found from Sinaloa, Durango, Nayarit?, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Mexico, Morelos and Oaxaca Mexico

A cool to cold growing epiphytic species with deciduous leaves that is from western Mexico to Honduras and El Salvador in dry oak-pine forests at altitudes of 1600 to 2500 meters with ovoid to subglobose, slightly compressed, green, spotted with purple pseudobulbs basally covered by 4 subcoriaceous, leaf-bearing sheaths with 2 to 3 apical, deciduous, narrowly elliptic acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, racemose, erect to arcuate, 4 to 14" [11 to 34 cm] long, few [2 to 5] flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb with small showy flowers.

Synonyms Concocidium brachyandrum (Lindl.) Romowicz & Szlach.2006; Oncidium graminifolium (Lindl.) Lindl. 1841; Oncidium rariflorum Rich. & Gal. 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 68 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide;

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