Odontoglossum nevadense Rchb. f. 1870 SUBGENUS Nevadensia TYPE Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name or Meaning The High Mountain Odontoglossum

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela in lower cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous, slightly longitudinally furrowed pseudobulbs that taper apically and basally are enveloped by 2, leaf-bearing sheaths and carry 2, erect to spreading, acute, lanceolate, conduplicate below into the long, narrow, petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, to 16" [40 cm] long, arching to pendulous, to 10 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and carrying large showy flowers

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 Drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 5/460 1992;Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 10 1998 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 nevadense; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #4 2011 Photo/drawing fide