Odontoglossum aspidorhinum F. Lehm. 1895 SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES Cirrhosum Dalstrom 2020

Photo by Guido Deburghgraeve

Aff. aspidorhinum? Anyone?

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Another Flower

Photo by Weyman Bussey, plant courtesy of Jim Hamilton of Petite Plaisance Orchids

Flower Closeup

Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name Shield-Leather Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia and Cauca departments of Colombia and Carchi and Pichincha provinces of Ecuador in bright areas of cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovate, tapering to the apex, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4 distichous, imbricating, uppermost foliaceous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2 erect, apical, narrowly linear to strap-shaped, acute, conduplicate below to form a long, narrow, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer, fall and winter on an axillary, arising on a mature pseudobulb, 3.6 to 18" [9 to 45 cm] long, erect, loosely flexuous, to 10 flowered inflorescence with appressed, distichous, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying widely spaced, stellate flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium aspidorhinum [F. Lehm.] Chase & NH Wms 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium aspidorhinum; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/phto fide