Oncidium pubes Lindl. 1826 SECTION Waluela Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Neville DeLaRue

Part shadeWarm to Cool Spring Summer

Common Name The Hairy Oncidium [refers to the hairs surrounding the stigma]

Flower Size 1" or less [2.5 cm]

Found in Espiritu Santo, Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and Parana states of Brazil in cooler montane forests at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species with oblong-cylindrical, clustered, slightly compressed, green pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect or spreading, subcoriaceous, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer with a, to 2' [60 cm] long, arcuate to pendant, alternately branched panicle that is densely many flowered.

Warm to cool conditions, moderate light, plenty of water while growing and a slightly drier winter rest and mounting on tree fern will ensure a happy orchid.

Synonyms Baptistonia pubes (Lindl.) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004; Gomesa pubes (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium bicornutum Hooker 1831; Oncidium phantasmaticum Lem. 1857; Oncidium puberum Spreng. 1828; Oncidium pubescens Ducharte ?;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Baptistonia pubes; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 114 Castro 2006 as Baptistonia pubes drawing ok/photo hmm; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Baptistonia pubes photo fide

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