Oncidium enderianum hort. 1892 SECTION Crispa Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman Of Hanging Gardens

Different color form Photo courtesy of Luiz Filipe Varella


Common Name Ender's Oncidium [English Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1.5 to 2.4" [3.8 to 6 cm]

Endemic to Brazil as a clump growing, small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oblong to elliptic, slightly laterally compressed, longitudinally ridged, dull olive green pseudobulbs carrying a single, strap-shaped, leathery, obtuse leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect to arching, many branched , 40" [1 meter] long, several [8 to 16] flowered inflorescence with showy, fragrant [lilacs] flowers.

This species does best mounted on tree fern.

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 keep them separate as they have been well established as separate species for many years.

Synonyms Anettea enderiana (auct.) Szlach. & Mytnik 2006; Gomesa praetexta (Rchb.f.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 6 1978 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 2 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 6 1980 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest VOl 49 No 4 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 5 1987 photo; 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 19971997; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger photo/drawing as O praetextum; 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