Odontoglossum blandum Rchb. f. 1870 SUBGENUS Erectolobata

Inflorescence

Another Angle Photos by Jay Pfahl

Part sun Cool to Cold SpringSummer

Common Name The Charming Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Santander and Norte de Santander Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at the edge of mist forests at elevations of 1000? to 3000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic, lithophytic or terrestrial caespitose herb found in very wet, montane forests, with elliptic-pyriform, complanate, sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by several foliar sheaths with linear-lanceolate, acute, carinate mid-vein, narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, 6 1/2 to 7" [17 to 19 cm] long, slender, terete, few flowered inflorescence with a few distant narrow bracts and minute, ovate, long acuminate floral bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Oncidium blandum [Rchb.f] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 945 Dodson 1984 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 128 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 8 2002 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium blandum; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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