Oncidium widgrenii Lindl. 1855 SECTION Waluewa Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Common Name Widgren's Oncidium [Swedish Plant Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina in cool moist montane forests and drier, warm savannahs at elevations of 200 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, thicker in the middle pseudobulbs and carrying a single, rigid, acute, narrowly oblong leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, slender, suberect to nodding, racemose to paniculate, several flowered inflorescence arising on a matured pseudobulb.

Synonyms Baptistonia widgrenii (Lindl.) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2004; Gomesa widgrenii (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium odontochilum Barb. Rodr. 1881; Oncidium wittmannianum Königer 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium odontochilum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Baptistonia widgrenii; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 121 Castro 2006 as Baptistonia widgrenii drawing ok/photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 103Castro 2006 as Baptistonia widgrenii; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Baptistonia widgrenii photo fide

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