Odontoglossum tenue Cogn. 1895 SUBGENUS Erectolobata Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Judy Carney

Common Name The Delicate Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters on trees in bright areas of cloudforests as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with closely set, ovate, ancipitous, longitudinally rugose with age pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 4 to 5 distichous, imbricating, with the upper 2 being leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 1 or 2, narrowly lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the long, narrow petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, erect, loosely 6 to 7 flowered, 8" [20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a recently matured pseudobulb.

Synonyms Odontoglossum sapphiratum Rchb.f. ex Bockemühl in ?; Oncidium tenuoides Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium tenuoides

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