Ticoglossum oerstedii (Rchb. f.) Lucas Rodr. ex Halb. 1983> Photo by Franco Pupulin and The Epidenra Website

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Marni Turkel.

Fragrance Part sun Warm to Cold Spring

Common Name Oersted's Ticoglossum [Danish botanist and collector in Central America 1800's]

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in wet, montane cloud forests at elevations of 1600 to 3400 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with ovoid, slightly compressed, dark green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, petiolate leaf and blooms on a axillary, erect, slender, to 6 3/4" [17 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered racemose inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and fragrant, waxy, long-lived flowers occurring in the spring.

Synonyms *Odontoglossum oerstedii Rchb. f. 1855; Rossioglossum oerstedii [Rchb.f] Chase & NH Wms 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Bonplandia 3(15-16): 214. 1855 as Odontoglossum oerstedii; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1855 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontoglossum oerstedii photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum oerstedii drawing good; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 306. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Odontoglossum oerstedii; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Odontoglossum oerstedii; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 3 1958 photo as Odontoglossum oerstedii; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Odontoglossum oerstedii; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1398 Atwood 1989 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 drawing fide/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Rossioglossum oerstedii