Oncidium warmingii Rchb. f. 1881 SECTION Synsepala

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Plant in situ, Carapusa MG Brazil

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part shade Warm to Cold Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning Warming's Oncidium [Danish Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in La Caraça - Pic Da Carapuça - Minas Gerais, Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil and Venezuela in open rocky places, shrublands and rarely in forests at elevations around 800 to 1000 [2700] meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with cylindrical, smooth, slightly to strongly compressed and lightly grooved with age pseudobulbs with an occasional basal leaf-bearing sheath and carrying 2, apical, light green, acute, lanceolate, thin, stiff leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a basal, erect, paniculate, to 39" [100 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with 3 to 4, short, loosely 3 to 7 flowered branches and carrying scentless flowers.

Synonyms Ampliglossum warmingii (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006; Coppensia warmingii (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006; Gomesa warmingii (Rchb.f.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium gomesii Cogn. 1906; Oncidium vagans C. Schweinf. 1958

References Oncidium venustum Drap. 1836 *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881;Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium gomesii; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 3 1979; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 1 Koniger 2004 photo/drawing fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 8 2007 as Coppensia warmingii photo fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Coppensia warmingii photo fide