Odontoglossum helgae Königer 1997

Another Angle

Column and lip

Another angle Column and Lip Photos by © Guido Deburghgraeve

Fragrance Part shade Cool Winter THROUGH Spring

Common Name or Meaning Helga's Odontoglossum [Mrs Koniger, Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1700 meters meters as medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, leafless below and leaf-bearing above sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, narrowly lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the short, narrow, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a ascending to arching, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, axillary, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with the crowded, wide-spreading, fragrant flowers held in the apical half.

Synonyms Oncidium helgae [Koniger] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 10 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium helgae; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 as Oncidium gayiiphoto fide;