Oncidium paranapiacabense Hoehne 1938 SECTION Synsepala

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Jaime Combadao and the Forest website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Americo Docha Neto and Orchidstudium

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Paranapicaba Oncidium [A mountain range in Sao Paulo state of Brazil]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state Brazil amongst boulders near promonotories as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate, elongate, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 3 apical leaves and blooms in the spring on an erect, 28" to 40" [70 to 100 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

The O batemannianum complex includes O blanchettii, O caldense, O paranapiacabense; O pontagrossense and newer references refer them all as synonyms of a very variable O batemannianum. I have left them and their synonyms separate for now.

Synonyms Ampliglossum paranapiacabense (Hoehne) Campacci 2006; Coppensia paranapiacabensis (Hoehne) Campacci 2006; Gomesa paranapiacabensis (Hoehne) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 2 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 3 1982 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Coppensia ramosa photo fide

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