Odontoglossum kegeljani Morren 1877 SUBGENUS Odontoglossum Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Fragrance Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name Kegel's Odontoglossum [Orchid Gardener at Botanical Garden In Halle Germany 1800's]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet, upper montane forests at elevations of 2400 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a closely set, elliptic-ovoid, smooth, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally rugose with age pseudobulb subtended by 3 to 4 scarious leaf-bearing sheaths and has 2 apical, lanceolate, conduplicate towards the short, petiole-like base leaves that gives rise to an axillary, erect to slightly arching, 13" [32.5 cm] long, panicualate inflorescence arising on a newly maturing pseudobulb with several [5 to 12] fragrant flowers occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Odontoglossum polyxanthum Rchb. f. 1881; Oncidium kegeljani [Morren] CHase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 7 1962 photo; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 954 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 11 1995 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium kegeljani

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