Oncidium nitidum Barb.Rodr. 1881 SECTION Waluela

Photo by © Delfina de Arajo

Flower less open

Photo courtesy of © Dalton Holland Baptista © Photo by Vittorino Castro Neto and Orchidstudium

Part shadeWarm LATE Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Shining Oncidium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Bahia, Espirito Santo and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil in montane rainforest at elevations of 400 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with elongate, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an axillary, basal, paniculate, erect to arching, to 12" [30cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Baptistonia nitida (Barb.Rodr.) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2004; Gomesa nitida (Barb.Rodr.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium fragae Königer 1999; Oncidium mazzinii Hoehne 1947

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 1 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as O fragae; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilense II Plate 113 Castro 2006 as Baptistonia nitida drawing ok/ photo hmm; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger photo/drawing fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Baptistonia nitida photo fide