Odontoglossum odoratum Lindl. 1846 SUBGENUS Erectolobata

Inflorescence Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Fragrant Odontoglossum

Flower Size 2"+ [5 cm+]

A small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte and sometimes lithophyte occuring in Colombia and Venezuela in rainforests at elevations of 1600 to 2500 meters with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally grooved or rugose pseudobulbs enveloped partially by several, distichous, imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths carrying 2 apical, erect, to arching, lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the long, narrow, petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, erect, many flowered, 3'+ [90 cm+] long, paniculate inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and carrying very fragrant, long-lived flowers.

Synonyms Odontoglosssum glonerianum Lindley 1888; Odontoglossum gloriosum Rchb.f 1854; Oncidium odoratum Beer 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 1 1983; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 9 1996 photo 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 ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium odoratum photo fide