Odontoglossum crinitum Rchb. f. 1874 SUBGENUS Erectolobata Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Hairy Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in montane cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovate, flattened, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, distichous sheaths with the uppermost being leaf-bearing and carrying a single, apical, narrowly lanceolate, acute apically leaf that narrows below into a conduplicate, petiole-like base that blooms in the fall through spring in situ on an erect, axillary, 8" [20 cm] long, few [3 to 5] flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms Odontoglossum popayanense F.Lehm. & Kraenzl 1899; Oncidium crinitum [Rchb.f] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 Drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 948 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium crinitum; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide