Oncidium pabstii Campacci & C.Espejo 1998 SECTION Waluewa Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista Photo by Americo Docha Neto and Orchidstudium

Part shade Hot LATESpring Summer

Common Name or Meaning Pabst's Oncidium [Brazilian Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations around 300 meters as a miniature to small sized hot growing epiphyte with cylindrical, funnel-shaped apically pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, subcoriaceous, smooth, shiny, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal, arching, paniculate, to 10"+ [to 25 cm+] long, several to many [6 to 20] flowered inflorescence with the densely clustered, very showy flowers held in the upper 2/3's.

Very similar to O widgrenii but differs in the callus of the lip which O widgrennii lacks as it has only a sequence of verrucose mass.

Synonyms Baptistonia pabstii (Campacci & C.Espejo) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orcidacearum Brasilense Plate 84 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001