Odontoglossum multistellare Rchb. f. 1876 Photo by © Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of © Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Many Star Odontoglossum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in dense, upper, montane cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments with ovate, flattened, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating sheaths with the uppermost being leaf-bearing and blooming in the winter and spring on an axillary, paniculate, to 6" [15 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Collare-Stuartense digitatum (C. Schweinf.) Senghas & Bockemühl 1997; Collare-Stuartense multistellare (Rchb. f.) Senghas & Bockemühl 1997; Odontoglossum digitatum C. Schweinf. 1945; Odontoglossum loxense F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899; Oncidium multistellare [Rchb.f] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 960 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Collare-stuartense multistellare drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 5 2008 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium multistellare; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as O astranthum/digitatum photo fide

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