Oncidium lietzei Regel 1880 SECTION Waluewa Photo courtesy of © Americo Docha Neto and Orchidstudium

Inflorescence in situ São Paulo, Brazil Photo by © Ismael Nilton Vischi

Full ShadeWarmCoolFall

Common Name or Meaning Lietz's Oncidium [German Orchid Collector in Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size .9 to 1.2" [2.2 to 3 cm]

Found in southeastern and southern Brazil at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters in shade on moss covered lower tree branches as a miniature to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with close set, cylindrical to conical, slightly compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped by white papery sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, erect to spreading, thick, leathery, dull green, oblong to elliptic, acute and recurved apically, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, slender, arching to pendulous, 16 to 35" [40 to 90 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and holding all the flowers in the apical half

Synonyms Baptistonia lietzei (Regel) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004; Baptistonia lietzei subsp. guairensis Chiron 2008; Oncidium hrubyanum Rchb.f. 1883; Oncidium lietzei var. aureomaculatum Regel 1887; Oncidium lietzei var. bicolor Regel 1887; Oncidium polyodontum Kraenzl. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium polyodontum; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo ok; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006 as Baptistonia lietzei; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol II Plate 112 Castro Neto 2006 as Baptistonia lietzei drawing/photo fide

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