Oncidium silvanum V.P.Castro & Campacci 1991 SECTION Waluewa Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Forest Growing Oncidium

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Bahia state of Brazil in humid montane rain forests near the coast at elevations around 200 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with cylindrical, funnel-shaped apically pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, elliptic, subcoriaceous, smooth, shiny, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, paniculate, pendant, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with showy flowers.

Synonyms Baptistonia silvana (V.P.Castro & Campacci) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2004; Gomesa silvana (V.P.Castro & Campacci) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilensis I Plate 088 Castro Neto & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Baptistonia silvana photo fide