Oncidium majevskyae Toscano & V.P.Castro 1983 SECTION Verrucituberculata Photo by Willibald Koniger

Part shadeWarm

Common Name Majevsky's Oncidium [Brazilian Sra Majevsky, Wife of Roberto Kausky current]

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations around 600 meters as a small [plant], warm growing epiphyte with a strongly elongated, branching, climbing rhizome with leaf like bracts with to 10" [25 cm] between each narrowly ovate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, lanceolate, acute, narrowing into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms on an erect, long pedunculate, mostly racemose but with an osccasional single, few flowering branch, 18 to 22" [45 to 55 cm] long overall, rachis 6" [15 cm] long, densely 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying non-fragrant flowers.

Similar to O warmingii but O majevskyi differs in the several, large, lef-like, articulate bracts which unlike similar species do not wither rapidly but remain in a green state for more than a year on the last part of the rhizome.

Synonyms Ampliglossum majevskyae (Toscano & V.P.Castro) Campacci 2006; Coppensia majevskyae (Toscano & V.P.Castro) Campacci 2006; Gomesa majevskyae (Toscano & V.P.Castro) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 drawing/photo fide;

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