Oncidium coloratum Königer & J.G. Weinm. 1994 SECTION Waluewa

Side View of Flower Photos by © Pieter C. Brouwer and his Photo Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright © 2002 All rights reserved

Plant and Flower Photo by © Milan Vagner

Part shade Cool to Warm Fall

Common Name The Colored Oncidium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Espiritu Santo State, Brazil in the foothills of the coastal mountains at elevations around 300 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with narrowly ovate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 1 to 2 scarious bracts and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, leathery, acute, conduplicate below into the short, narrow, petiole-like base that blooms in the fall on an axillary, slender, terete, 1.6" [4 cm] long, ascending to spreading inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying 1 to 3 small, pubescent flowers.

Synonyms Baptistonia colorata (Königer & J.G.Weinm.bis) Chiron 2008; Carria colorata [Königer & J.G. Weinm.] Castro & Lacerda 2005; Carriella colorata [Königer & J.G. Weinm.] Castro & Lacerda 2005; Gomesa colorata (Königer & J.G.Weinm.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 123 Castro 2006 as Carriella colorata drawing/photo fide; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo as Carria colorata; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 5 2007 photo as Carriela colorata; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Carriella colorata photo fide

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------