Oncidium fuscopetalum (Hoehne) Garay 1974 SECTION Synsepala

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Common Name The Dark-Brown Petal Oncidium

Flower Size.6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Mato Grosso State Brazil in the hot lowlands as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, somewhat compressed, ridged pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 1 to 2 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 1 or 2 apical, dark green, strap-shaped, arching, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, arching, to 12" [30 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence that arises on a newly matured pseudobulb.

Similar to O macropetalum but the most obvious difference is the petal color and size which in O macropetalum is golden yellow and the large dimmensions of the petals which border on the grotesque for the genus.

Synonyms Alatiglossum fuscopetalum ( Hoehne ) Baptista 2006; Gomesa fuscopetala (Hoehne) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium macropetalum var. fuscopetalum Hoehne 1910

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; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 2 2007 as Alatiglossum fuscopetalum photo fide; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing fide;