Odontoglossum lucianianum Rchb. f. 1886 SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES Cirrhosum Dalstrom 2020

Photo by Patrick Cloes

Another Flower

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, Plant grown by Steve Beckendorf

Common Name Lucien's Odontoglossum [Linden's Son - Belgian Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Venezuela in upper elevation cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with narrowly ovate to elliptic, laterally flattened, longitudinally wrinkled and grooved with age pseudobulbs that taper to an acute apex and are enveloped basally by several pairs of distichous, imbricating leafless below and leaf-bearing above sheaths and carrying 2, apical, acute, grooved midline above and keeled beneath and conduplicate below into the narrow petiole-like base that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, arising on a newly emerging pseudobulb, erect to arching, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, slightly compressed, racemose and may on older plants panicullate with 1 to 3 basal branches and carry up to a 35 flowered inflorescence with appressed, scale-like, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying subcampanulate flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium lucianianum [Rchb.f] Chase & Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium lucianianum; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/photo fide

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