Oncidium viperinum Lindl. 1833 SECTION Verrucituberculata

Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Side View Of Flower

Photo by Miriam Valebella

Another Flower?

Plant and Flowers?

Photo Ray Barkalow and the First Rays Orchid Website


Common Name The Viper-Like Oncidium [refers to the callus being snake-like]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina as a miniature to small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with ovate, pale green, 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, linear-oblong, pale green leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, slender, few flowered, 5 to 7" [12.5 cm to 18 cm] long, racemose inflorescence and carrying scentless flowers.

Synonyms Ampliglossum viperinum (Lindl.) Campacci 2006; Coppensia viperina (Lindl.) Campaccim 2006; Gomesa viperina (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium confragosum Lindl. 1838;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 8 2007 as Coppensia viperina; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Coppensia viperina photo fide