Ticoglossum oerstedii (Rchb. f.) Lucas Rodr. ex Halb. 1983>

Photo by © Franco Pupulin

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Photo by 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 as Odontoglossum oerstedii photogood ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Odontoglossum oerstedii; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 8(2) Hagsater 1982 as Odontoglossum oerstedii drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1398 Atwood 1989 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo not = T atropurpurea; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing/photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #9 2013 as Rossioglossum oerstedii photo fide;