Oncidium brachyandrum Lindl. 1838 SECTION Concoloria Photo By the Asociacion Mexicana de Orquideologia

Plant in situ Mexico Photo By Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Short-Anther Oncidium

Flower Size 1/2" [1.5cm]

Oaxaca Mexico 2469 meters in elev., Cerro San Filipe,

Found from Sinaloa, Durango, Nayarit?, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Mexico, Morelos and Oaxaca Mexico

A cool to cold growing epiphytic species with deciduous leaves that is from western Mexico to Honduras and El Salvador in dry oak-pine forests at altitudes of 1600 to 2500 meters with ovoid to subglobose, slightly compressed, green, spotted with purple pseudobulbs basally covered by 4 subcoriaceous, leaf-bearing sheaths with 2 to 3 apical, deciduous, narrowly elliptic acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, racemose, erect to arcuate, 4 to 14" [11 to 34 cm] long, few [2 to 5] flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb with small showy flowers.

Synonyms Concocidium brachyandrum (Lindl.) Romowicz & Szlach.2006; Oncidium graminifolium (Lindl.) Lindl. 1841; Oncidium rariflorum Rich. & Gal. 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 68 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002