Oncidium donianum Bateman ex W.Baxter 1850 SECTION Sysepala Photo courtesy of Americo Docha Neto and Orchidstudium

Flower closeup? Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

Fragrance Part shade Cool

Common Name Don's Oncidium [Scottish Collector in Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bahia, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana and Santa Catarina states of Brazil in cool mountains at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with obovate, clustered pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, apical leaves that blooms on an erect, paniculate, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ampliglossum donianum (Bateman ex W.Baxter) Campacci 2006; Coppensia doniana (Bateman ex W.Baxter) Campacci 2006; Gomesa doniana (Bateman ex W.H.Baxter) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium mixtum Schltr. 1926

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 8 2007 photo as Coppensia doniana; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing as O mixtum; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Coppensia doniana photo fide

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