Odontoglossum digitatum C. Schweinf.1945 - See also Odontoglossum multistellare Rchb. f. 1876 Photo courtesy of of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Common Name The Fingered Odontoglossum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Peru in cool wet cloud forests at elevations of 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a narrowly ovoid-pyriform, lightly sulcate pseudobulb enveloped basally by 3 to 4 pairs of leaf bearing, articulated sheaths with 2 apical, oblong, carinate leaves with the base conduplicate into the petiole that blooms in the fall on a basal, axillary, arching, 32" [80 cm] long inflorescence with a raceme that has a few very short basal branches all with scarious, distant bracts and the floral bracts are shorter than the ovary arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Oncidium digitoides Chase & NH Wms 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 130 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium digitoides; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as O astranthum photo fide

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