Oncidium sarcodes Lindl. 1849 SECTION Waluewa Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Part shadeWarm to Hot Spring

Common Name The Fleshy Oncidium

Flower Size 1 1/2" to 2" [3.75 to 5 cm]

Found in Parana, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil in coastal rainforests at elevations around 50 to 200 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with subfusiform, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 rarely 3 apical, suberect or spreading, oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the spring with a 3 to 6' [90 to 180 cm] long, slender, arcuate, branched, dull purple spotted with green panicle with 6 to 8, strongly ascending branches with each branch carrying 3 to 8, long lasting, glossy flowers and has narrowly triangular, acute bracts.

This plant responds best to mounting on tree fern or cork.

Synonyms Anettea sarcodes (Lindl.) Szlach. & Mytnik 2006; Baptistonia sarcodes (Lindl.) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004; Gomesa sarcodes (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium rigbyanum Paxt. 1849

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 7 1957 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 3 1972 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 10 1982 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 1 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Baptistonia sarcodes; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 117 Castro 2006 as Baptistonia sarcodes drawing/photo good; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Baptistonia sarcodes photo fide

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