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; Oncidium fuchsii Königer 2005; Rhinocidium fuchsii (Königer) Docha Neto 2006

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 Photo 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