Oncidium medinense (Campacci) J.M.H.Shaw 2016 SECTION Barbata

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by M A Campacci

Part Sun Warm Summer

Common Name The Medina Oncidium [refers to the locality of the new species]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil in wet riparian forests at elevations around 910 meters as a miniature [without inflorescence] sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with an inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to ovate, laterally compressed, section approximately tetragonal, slightly grooved pseudobulbs enveloped by coriaceous sheaths and carrying a single, coriaceous, oblanceolate, somewhat conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on an axillary, with small triangular bracts, paniculate, peduncle 16" [40 cm] long, rachis thin, suberect, flexuous 28" [70 cm] long, racemose, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Alatiglossum medinense Campacci 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 11 Campacci & Silva 2015 as Alatiglossum medinense photo/drawing fide