Oncidium dasytyle Rchb. f. 1873 SECTION Concoloria

Photo by Patricia Harding.

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Common Name The Hirsute Swelling Oncidium [refers to the hairy callus]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state Brazil at elevations around 600 to 1200 meters in the cool coastal mountain ranges with bright days and heavy evening dews as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with oval, clustered, sulcate with age, compressed pseudobulbs carrying 1 or 2 apical, narrowly lanceolate, subacute, bright green, keeled leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a slender, arching to pendulous, to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, racemose or sparsely branched, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with successively opening flowers.

This species is best mounted on tree fern, warm to cool temperatures, high humidity, and heavy shade.

Synonyms Brasilidium dasytyle (Rchb.f.) F.Barros & V.T.Rodrigues 2010; Carenidium dasytyle (Rchb.f.) Baptista 2006; Concocidium dasytyle (Rchb.f.) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006; Gomesa dasytyle (Rchb.f.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009

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; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 2 1985 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photo; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Brasilidium dasytyle photo fide