Oncidium welteri Pabst 1956 SECTION Synsepala

Photo by Americo Docha Neto , courtesy Orchidstudium

Part shade WarmCool LATE SpringSummer

Common Name Welter's Oncidium [Brazilian Preist and Discoverer of species 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Espririto Santo, Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with very little available information but the plant has conic, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricate, triangular-lanceolate sheaths and carying 2, linear-oblong to oblong to strap shaped, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect to somewhat nodding, 4" [10 cm] long, paniculate, few branched, few to several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying scentless flowers.

Synonyms Ampliglossum welteri (Pabst) Campacci 2006; Coppensia welteri (Pabst) Campacci 2006; Gomesa welteri (Pabst) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Rhinocidium welteri (Pabst) Baptista 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 8 2007 as Cppensia welteri photo fide; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Coppensia welteri photo fide