Oncidium litum Rchb.f. 1883 SECTION Crispa

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Flower Closeup

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Common Name The Seaside Oncidium

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo State of Brazil at elevations around 1100 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrowly obovate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear-elliptic leaf that blooms in the spring in situ on a 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, basal, loosely branched, few to several [3 to 8] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Anettea duveenii (Fowlie) Szlach. & Mytnik 2006; Brasilidium litum (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006; Gomesa lita (Rchb.f.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium x duveenii Fowlie 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing good; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 5 1982 photo fide as O duveenii; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 2 1993 as O duveenii photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as O duveenii drawing ok/photo good; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photoas O duveenii; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;