Oncidium kautzkyi Pabst 1976 SECTION Waluela

Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Part shade WarmLATE Spring Summer

Common Name Kautsky's Oncidium [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state Brazil in warm humid lowlands and montane forests at elevations around 600 to 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with tall, slender, somewhat cylindrical pseudobulbs that are slightly widened basally and partially enveloped basally by several, imbricate, leafless sheaths and carry a single apical, narrowly elliptic, flexuous, leathery, obtuse, shortly conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal, arching nodding, paniculate, 3 to 5 branched, many flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 flowers on each branch.

Easily differentiated from others in the section by the long inflorescence, pale yellow flowers with red-brown stripes and the triangular central callus of the lip.

Synonyms Baptistonia kautskyi (Pabst) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2004; Gomesa kautskyi (Pabst) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 110 Castro 2006 as Baptistonia kautskyi drawing good/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Baptistonia kautskyi ; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Baptistonia kautskyi photo fide