Odontoglossum juninense Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Odontoglossum Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler, plant grown by Steve Beckendorf.


Common Name The Junin Odontoglossum [Town in Peru]

Flower Size 2 3/4" [4.5 cm]

Found in Peru and Ecuador in wet montane forests on moss covered branches of trees at elevations of 1700 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid, rugose, complanate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several pairs of distichous, imbricating sheaths with the uppermost being foliaceous and carrying 2 apical, oblanceolate, acute leaves that taper to a conduplicate, carinate petiole and blooms in the fall on an axillary, terete, erect to arching, racemose, 14" [35 cm] long, several [8 to 10] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Oncidium juninense [Schltr] Chase & NH Wms. 2008;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten IV Peru Schlechter 1921; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 132 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 1 1996 photo as O portmanii; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 1 1996 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing hmm; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium juninense; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium portmannii