Odontoglossum harryanum Rchb. f. 1886 SUBGENUS Nevadensia Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.


Common Name Harry's Odontoglossum [Refers to Harry Veitch, English Orchid Gardener]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Occuring in Antioquia Colombia at elevations of 700 to 2300 meters at the edges of lower montane forests as a medium sized, warm to cold growing plant with an ovoid-elliptic, sulcate, laterally compressed pseudobulb subtended by several leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, oblong-elliptic to narrowly oblong, distinctly petiolate, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a basal, sub-erect, to 4' [120 cm] tall, racemose, several [4 to 12] flowered inflorescence with large, fragrant, waxy, long-lasting flowers.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 3/4 1977/8; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo ok; Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 469 Dodson 1982 drawing hmm; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 5/461 1992 photo; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 10 1998 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002drawing/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 harryanum; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide