Odontoglossum wyattianum G. Wilson 1928 SUBGENUS Nevadensia Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

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Common Name Wyatt's Odontoglossum [English Orchid Enthusaist 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [8 cm]

A caespitose, medium sized, warm to cool growing, epiphytic Peruvian species found in wet montane cloud forests in deep shade on solitary trees at altitudes of 1500 to 2300 meters with elliptic-ovoid, compressed, sulcate with time pseudobulbs that are subtended by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, oblong-elliptic, petiolate, subacute leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an axillary, erect, 16" [40 cm] long, pedunculate, few to several [5 to 10] flowered, racemose inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts that are shorter than the ovary arising on a mature pseudobulb with several [8], very fragrant flowers held well above the leaves.

Synonyms Oncidium wyattianum [Wilson] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0118 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 5/454/5 1992 drawing as Oncidium wyattianum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 523 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium wyattianum; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 as Oncidium wyattianum photo fide