Oncidium aberrans Schltr. 1919 SECTION Paucituberculata

Photos by Oliver Lenhard


Common Name The Deviating Oncidium

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Parana' State, Brazil in the coastal Atlantic mountains around 500 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, ovate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by acute, leaflike sheaths and carrying a single, apical, strap-shaped, spreading, fleshy and bluntly pointed apically leaf and blooms on a slender, erect, 4.3" [11 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION! Often cited as a synonym of O edwallii but pending better references I have left them separate.

Synonyms Grandiphyllum aberrans ( Schltr. ) Docha Neto 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 as syn of Oncidium edwallii