Oncidium fuscopetalum (Hoehne) Garay 1974 SECTION Synsepala Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

Common Name The Dark-Brown Petal Oncidium

Flower Size.6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the hot lowlands of in Mato Grosso State Brazil as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, somewhat compressed, ridged pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 1 to 2 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 1 or 2 apical, dark green, strap-shaped, arching, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, arching, to 12" [30 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence that arises on a newly matured pseudobulb.

Synonyms Alatiglossum fuscopetalum ( Hoehne ) Baptista 2006; Oncidium macropetalum var. fuscopetalum Hoehne 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 2 2007 photo as Alatiglossum fuscopetalum; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing;

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