Oncidium truncatum Pabst 1955 SECTION Waluewa Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Cool LATESpringSummer

Common Name The Truncated Oncidium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Goias, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil at elevations of 1800 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, dark green, cylindrical, tapering apically pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal, pendant, 16" [40 cm] long, paniculate inflorescence that arises on a newly matured pseudobulb and carrying many [50], long-lasting, scentless flowers.

Synonyms Baptistonia remotiflora (Garay) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004; Baptistonia truncata (Pabst) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004; Gomesa cuneata (Scheidw.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Gomesa remotiflora (Garay) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium cuneatum Scheidw. 1842; Oncidium remotiflorum Garay 1970;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium cuneatum; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as O remotiflorum photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Baptistonia truncata; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 118 Castro 2006 as Baptistonia truncata drawing ok/photo fide; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004 photo/drawing fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide

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