Odontoglossum ariasii Dalström 2001

Another Flower Closeup

Inflorescence Photos © courtesy of Ron Maunder and Paradise Orchid Nurseries

Common Name Arias' Odontoglossum [Peruvian nurseryman - current]

Flower Size

Found in Peru at elevations around 2600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with narrowly egg-shaped, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 6 to 8 disitichous, imbricating, conduplicate, lower leafless, upper leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying two, strap-shaped, to narrowly elliptic, to ellongate-oblanceolate, erect to arching, acute, gradually tapering below into the elongate, conduplicate, narrow, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, erect to suberect, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence arising from axils of the basal leaf sheath with 8 to 10 flowers, held towards the apex, at right angles to the main stem, all on 5 to 7 flowered branches.

Synonyms Oncidium manuelariasii Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium manuelariasii; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide