Oncidium ouricanense V.P.Castro & Campacci 1992 SECTION Concoloria Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Full ShadeHotSpring

Common Name The Ouricana Oncidium [A mountain range in Bahia Brazil]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Bahia Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 200 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with egg-shaped, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several conduplicate, leaf bearing sheaths all carrying 1 to 2, apical, oblong to lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the short, narrow, conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect to arching, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, paniculate inflorescence with several branches held in the apical 1/2 and each branch carrying 3 to 4 flowers.

Synonyms Carenidium ouricanense (V.P.Castro & Campacci) Baptista 2006; Coppensia ouricanensis (V.P.Castro & Campacci) F.Barros & V.T.Rodrigues 2010; Gomesa ouricanensis (V.P.Castro & Campacci) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Rhinocidium ouricanense [VP Castro & Campacci] Docha Neto 2007;

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Icones Orcidacearum Brasilense Plate 83 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Coppensia ouricanensis photo fide

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