Oncidium donianum Bateman ex W.Baxter 1850 SECTION Verrucituberculata

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

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Photo by Americo Docha Neto and Orchidstudium

Fragrance Part shade Cool

Common Name Don's Oncidium [Scottish Collector in Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bahia, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana and Santa Catarina states of Brazil in cool mountains at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with obovate, clustered pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, apical leaves that blooms on an erect, paniculate, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ampliglossum donianum (Bateman ex W.Baxter) Campacci 2006; Coppensia doniana (Bateman ex W.Baxter) Campacci 2006; Gomesa doniana (Bateman ex W.H.Baxter) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium mixtum Schltr. 1926

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 8 2007 as Coppensia doniana photo fide; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 as O mixtum photo/drawing fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Coppensia doniana photo fide