Oncidium pubes Lindl. 1826 SECTION Waluela Photo by Eerika and the Eerika's Bilder Website

Another Inflorescence Photo by Neville DeLaRue

Part shadeWarm to Cool Spring Summer

Common Name The Hairy Oncidium [refers to the hairs surrounding the stigma]

Flower Size 1" or less [2.5 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and Parana states of Brazil in cooler montane forests at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species with oblong-cylindrical, clustered, slightly compressed, green pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect or spreading, subcoriaceous, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer with a, to 2' [60 cm] long, arcuate to pendant, alternately branched panicle that is densely many flowered.

Warm to cool conditions, moderate light, plenty of water while growing and a slightly drier winter rest and mounting on tree fern will ensure a happy orchid.

Synonyms Baptistonia pubes (Lindl.) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004; Epidendrum gilvum Vell. 1831; Gomesa gilva (Vell.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Gomesa pubes (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium gilvum (Vell.) Pabst 1957; Oncidium phantasmaticum Lem. 1857; Oncidium puberum Spreng. 1828; Oncidium pubescens Ducharte ?;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #1 1999 photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo good; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 drawing/photo fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Baptistonia pubes; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 114 Castro 2006 as Baptistonia pubes drawing ok/photo hmm; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Baptistonia pubes photo fide