Oncidium cornigerum Lindl. 1833 SECTION Waluewa Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Disected Flower Photo by E Schnurr


Common Name or Meaning The Horn Carrying Oncidium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Bahia, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande Do Sul Brazil and Paraguay low on mossy trees in montane, shady forests near streams and rivers at elevations of 50 to 500 [1200] meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with tightly clustered, dark green, cigar-shaped to terete, longitudinally grooved and rugose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, acute, floppy leaf with a pronounced midrib that blooms in the summer and winter on a basal, to 30" [75 cm] long, arching, many flowered inflorescence carrying to 80, cup shaped flowers.

Synonyms Baptistonia cornigera ( Lindl. ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004; Gomesa chrysorhapis (Rchb.f.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Gomesa cornigera (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium chrysorhapis Rchb.f. 1888; Oncidium pyxidophorum Rchb.f. 1879

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium pyxidophorum drawing hmm; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Baptistonia cornigera; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 105 Castro 2006 as Baptistonia cornigera drawing ok/photo good; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Baptistonia cornigera photo fide