Oncidium novaesae Ruschi 1970 SECTION Crispa

Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name Novaes' Oncidium

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state Brazil and Paraguay at elevations at 500 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cylindric, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by several pairs of leafless and leaf-bearing, deciduous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-elliptical, conduplicate below into the petiole-like base that blooms in the late spring on a 10 to 12" [25 to 30 cm] long, simple to paniculate, few to several flowered inflorescence arising on a matured pseudobulb and having fairly short branches when present and carrying scentless flowers.

Synonyms Anettea zappii (Pabst) Szlach. & Mytnik 2006; Brasilidium novaesae (Ruschi) Chiron 2014; Brasilidium zappii (Pabst) Campacci 2006; Gomesa novaesae (Ruschi) Fraga & A.P.Fontana 2011;Gomesa zappii (Pabst) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; Oncidium zappii Pabst 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as O zappiidrawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 2 1982 as O zappii photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as O zappii; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 as O zappii photo; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as O zappii; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 as O zappii photo/drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 aS O zappii; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #8 2007 as O zappii photo fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Brasilidium zappii photo fide