Odontoglossum lucianianum Rchb. f. 1886 SUBGENUS Erectolobata Photo by Patrick Cloes

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, Plant grown by Steve Beckendorf

Common Name Lucien's Odontoglossum [Linden's Son - Belgian Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations of 2000 to 2700 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with narrowly ovate to elliptic, laterally flattened, longitudinally wrinkled and grooved with age pseudobulbs that taper to an acute apex and are enveloped basally by several pairs of distichous, imbricating leafless below and leaf-bearing above sheaths and carrying 2, apical, acute, grooved midline above and keeled beneath and conduplicate below into the narrow petiole-like base that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, erect to arching, 16" [40 cm] long, slightly compressed, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly emerging pseudobulb and may on older plants have 1 to 3 basal branches and carry up to 35 flowers

Synonyms Oncidium lucianianum [Rchb.f] Chase & Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; 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; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium lucianianum

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