Odontoglossum constrictum Lindl. 1843 SUBGENUS Erectolobata

Flower Closeup Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another flower note column wings with hairs? see also Odm aspidorhinum #3 by Jay Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

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Common Name The Constricted Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

This medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species is found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1800 to 2300 meters with ovoid, ancipitous, light green pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate, subacute or acute leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a basal, erect to arcuate, 5' [150 cm] long at largest, racemose or paniculate inflorescence arising from a mature pseudobulb's leaf bearing sheaths that has ovate-triangular, acute bracts and carries fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Odontoglossum boddaertianum Rchb.f 1888; Odontoglossum constrictum f. castaneum (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Odontoglossum constrictum f. pallens (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Odontoglossum constrictum var. castaneum Rchb.f. 1885; Odontoglossum constrictum var. majus Lindl. 1852; Odontoglossum constrictum var. pallens Rchb.f. 1886; Odontoglossum constrictum var. sanderianum (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent 1887; Odontoglossum sanderianum Rchb. f. 1881; Oncidium constrictum Beer 1854; Oncidium boddaertianum [Rchb.f] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as O constrictum var sanderianum drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as O sanderianum drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as Odontoglossum bodaertianum; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as O sanderianum drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as O sanderanum drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as O sanderianum drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium boddaertianum

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