Oncidium curtum Lindl. 1847 SECTION Crispa

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

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Common Name The Small Oncidium

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.5" [3 to 4 cm]

Occuring in the Organ mountains of Rio de Janiero and Parana' states of Brazil on leeward slopes along streams at elevations of 1070 to 1220 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with light green, powdery pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, spreading leaves and blooms in the late summer, fall and winter on a basal, 12 to 18"+ [30 to 45 cm+] long, flexuous, several to many flowered [12 to 18] inflorescence that arises on a newly matured pseudobulb

The O crispum complex includes O praetextum, O curtum, O enderianum and O gravesianum and all are now referenced as synonyms of Oncidium crispum. I have left the separate because they have been known separately for centuries

Synonyms Anettea curta (Lindl.) Szlach. & Mytnik 2006; Brasilidium curtum (Lindl.) Campacci 2006; Gomesa curta (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 6 1978 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 photo/drawing as O gardneri; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Brasilidium crispum photo fide

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