Oncidium paranaense Kraenzl. 1911 SECTION Concoloria

Inflorescence Photos by Luiz Filipe Varela and his Flicker website

in cultivation early

Common Name The Parana Oncidium [State in Southern Brazil]

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande Do Sul states of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina at elevations around 200 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, elongated to ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs that become rugose with age carrying 2 bright green, acute, leathery, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer in nature and early spring in cultivation in Sao Paulo on a basal, paniculate, to 16" [to 40 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising on a matured pseudobulb with short, distichously set branches carried towards the apex and carrying fragrant, long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Carenidium paranaense (Kraenzl.) Baptista 2006; Coppensia paranaensis (Kraenzl.) F.Barros & V.T.Rodrigues 2010; Gomesa paranaensis (Kraenzl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Gomesa paranensoides M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Hardingia paranaensis [Kraenzl.] Docha Neto & Baptista 2011; Oncidium hatschbachii Schltr. 1926; Oncidium schadei L.O.Williams 1939

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 2 2009 photo as Menezesiella paranense; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Hardingia paranensis photo fide

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