Oncidium gardneri Lindl. 1843 SECTION Crispa

Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Another Color Form

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name Gardner's Oncidium [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size to about 2" [to 5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana and Santa Catarina states of Brazil at elevations of 100 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphytic plant from the Southeast Atlantic forest with 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] ovoid, compressed, longitudinally grooved with age and closely spaced on the rhizome pseudobulbs and have 2 oblong-lanceolate, coriaceous yet flexible, 6" to 12" [15 to 30 cm] leaves. Blooming through the summer on a basal, stiff, curved, branched and lax, 3' [90 cm] long inflorescence carrying many fragrant flowers.

They require partial shade and even watering and fertilizer while in growth and less after the psuedobulbs mature.

Kew and others include O curtum as a synonym of this species but I for now have left them separate as most Brazilians think they are separate.

Synonyms Ampliglossum brunnipetalum (Barb.Rodr.) Campacci 2006; Anettea gardneri (Lindl.) Szlach. & Mytnik 2006; Brasilidium gardneri (Lindl.) Campacci 2006; Coppensia brunnipetala (Barb.Rodr.) Campacci 2006; Gomesa brunnipetala (Barb.Rodr.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Gomesa gardneri (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Gomesa wheatleyana (Gower) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium brunnipetalum Barb.Rodr. 1882; Oncidium caloglossum Rchb.f. 1885; Oncidium elegantissimum Rchb. f. 1877; Oncidium flabelliferum Paxt. 1849; Oncidium forbesio-dasytele Rolfe ?; Oncidium gardneri subsp. caloglossum (Rchb.f.) Fowlie 1976; Oncidium gardneri var. elegantissimum (Rchb.f.) Cogn. 1905; Oncidium gardneri var. pollettianum (Rchb.f.) Cogn. 1905; Oncidium gardneri var. praestans (Rchb.f.) Cogn. 1905; Oncidium gardnerianum hort. 1880; Oncidium larkinianum Gower 1890; Oncidium pectorale var. caloglossum (Rchb.f.) Cogn.1905; Oncidium pectorale var. larkinianum (Gower) Cogn. 1905; Oncidium pollettianum Rchb.f. 1886; Oncidium praestans Rchb.f. 1880; Oncidium wheatleyanum Gower 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as O larkianum drawing ok; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium wheatleyanum; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium brunnipetalum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 6 1978 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 4 1985 as O larkinianum photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 3 1987 as O gardeneri var flavum photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photo; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Brasilidium gardneri photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 3 2017 drawing fide;