Odontoglossum crinitum Rchb. f. 1874 SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES Cirrhosum Dalstrom 2020

Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

THROUGH EARLY

Common Name The Hairy Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in montane cloud forests at elevations of 2400 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovate, flattened, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 6 to 8, distichous, uppermost foliaceous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, narrowly elliptic to obovate, acute to shortly acuminate apically , conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through early spring in situ on an axillary, erect to arching, basally straight apically gradually fractiflex, 8" [20 cm] long, racemose, loosely 2 to 5 flowered, rarely paniculate, densely to 30 flowered inflorescence with appressed, scale-like shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying slightly caqmpanulate flowers with the petals projected forward.

Synonyms Odontoglossum popayanense F.Lehm. & Kraenzl 1899; Oncidium crinitum [Rchb.f] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 Drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 948 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium crinitum; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/photo fide

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