Odontoglossum portillae Bockemühl 1985 SUBGENUS Erectolobata Photo by © Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Fragrance Part shade Cool Cold

Common Name or Meaning Portilla's Odontoglossum [Ecuadorian Orchid nurseryman current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1800 to 3100 meters meters as small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally furrowed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several pairs, distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, leafless below and leaf-bearing above sheaths and carrying 2, lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect to arching, to 20" [to 50 cm] long, axillary, distichous, loosely 11 to 17 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with the crowded, wide-spreading, weakly fragrant flowers held in the apical half.

Synonyms Oncidium portilloides Chse & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium portilloides

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