Oncidium hians Lindl. 1838 SECTION Paucituberculta

Plant

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Americo Docha Neto

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Common Name The Gaping Oncidium [refers to the large teeth of the callus]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil and maybe Peru at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with slightly compressed, round pseudobulbs, partially enveloped by 2 to 3, basal, dry, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, leathery, oblong to linear-oblong, keeled dorsally, shortly conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, slender, erect, simple to few branched, many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with well spaced flowers

Synonyms Aurinocidium hians ( Lindl. ) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006; Grandiphyllum hians ( Lindl. ) Docha Neto 2006; Oncidium leucostomum Hoffmanns. ex Lindl. 1855; Oncidium maxilligerum Lem. 1856; Oncidium quadricorne Klotzsch 1852;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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