Oncidium brachyphyllum Lindl. 1842SECTION Cebolletae Photo by © W. Cetzal-Ix and Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade

Common Name The Short Leaved Oncidium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica in tropical deciduous and pine oak forests at sea level to 1700 meters as a miniature to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with subspherical to broadly ovoid, green pseudobulbs enveloped completely by 3 imbricate, eventually deciduous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, terete, thickly fleshy-coriaceous, dark green usually purple spotted, often somewhat falciform leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a single, basal, 6 to 44" [15 to 110 cm] long overall, peduncle erect to arched, terete, with 4 to 12 remotely bracted internodes, basal longest, oblanceolate, acuminate, tubular bracts subtending the lateral branches, 1 to 12 branched, each branch 3 to 7 flowered, peduncle and rachis dark green, purple tinged, 4 to 50 flowered inflorescence with narrowly elliptic, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Cohniella brachyphylla (Lindl.) Cetzal & Carnevali 2010; Trichocentrum brachyphyllum (Lindl.) R.Jiménez 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 137: 198 Cetzal & Carnevali 2010 as Cohniella brachyphylla drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #1 2013 as Cohniella aff brachyphyllum photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Trichocentrum brachyphyllum photo fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade as Cohniella brachyphylla photo fide;

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