Oncidium chapadense V.P.Castro & Campacci 1992 SECTION Synsepala Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Chapada Oncidium [A table Mpountain in Goias state of Brazil]

Flower Size .7" [1.8 cm]

Found in Goias state of Brazil at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with somewhat rectangular, laterally compressed, rounded edges pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by imbricate, deciduous sheaths and carrying 2, elongate, narrow, strap-shaped, leathery, acute, becoming conduplicate below into the narrow petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, 28 to 31" [70 to 80 cm] long, successively 3 to 4, several flowered inflorescence with all the flowers held at the apical quarter of the inflorescence.

Synonyms Ampliglossum chapadense (V.P.Castro & Campacci) Campacci 2006; Coppensia chapadensis (V.P.Castro & Campacci) Campacci 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orcidacearum Brasilense Plate 81 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 8 2007 as Coppensia chapadensis

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