Odontoglossum reversum Bockemühl 1986 SUBGENUS Lindleyana Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Part shade Cool ColdWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Reversed Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia, Cauca and Putumayo departments of Colombia and Ecuador? on moss covered branches of small trees and bushes in cloud forests at elevations around 1600 to 3300 meters meters as small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set, ovate, tapering to a point, laterally compressed, ancipitous, wrinkled pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4, distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, leafless below and leaf-bearing above sheaths and carrying 2, erect, narrowly lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect to arching, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, axillary, to 6 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb

Similar to and often cited as a synonym of O mirandum.

Synonyms Oncidium reversoides Chase & Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo not = O mirandum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 as Odontoglossum revolutum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium reversoides

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