Odontoglossum velleum Rchb.f. 1874 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Flower Closeup Photos by Guido Deburghgraeve

Part shade WCool Cold Winter THROUGH Spring

Common Name The Wooly Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador and northern Peru in upper montane cloud forests at elevations of 1450 to 3300 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovate, flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few distichous sheaths with the uppermost being leaf bearing and carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, erect, paniculate, shortly few branched, 5' [150 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 968 Dodson 1984 drawing not; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0117 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 10 1998 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium velleum; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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