Odontoglossum rhynchanthum Rchb. f. 1887 SUBGENUS Erectolobata Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Common Name The Beak-Flowered Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia, Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing orchid with clustered, ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs that taper apically and basally are partially enveloped by several distichous, imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths carrying 2, erect, linear, acute, conduplicate below into the long, narrow, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect to arching, axillary, 15" [38 cm] long, to 7 flowered inflorescence arising on a recently matured pseudobulb

Synonyms Oncidium rhynchanthum [Rchb.f] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium rhynchanthum

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