Odontoglossum mixturum (Dalström & Sönnemark) Dalström 2012 SECTION Coloratum Dalstrom & Higgins 2020


Photos by © Patrick Cloes and his Orchids of Patrick Cloes Website

Part Shade CoolCold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Mixed Odontoglossum [refers to its combination of features from the other species in the section Coloratum that makes this species distinct fromm others]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Puno department of Peru and Bolivia near Cochabamba in wet cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 2600 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with egg-shaped, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped partially by 3 to 5, distichous, overlapping, conduplicate, uppermost leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptical, acute, tapering below into the conduplicate, narrow, elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 1 to 2, basal, through the leaf axils, arching, 8 to 12" [2- tp 30 cm] long, racemose, lax, 7 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cochlioda mixtura Dalström & Sönnemark 2001; Oncidium mixturum (Dalström & Sönnemark) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium mixturum; LANKESTERIANA 12(1), Dalstrom 2012 as Odontoglossum mixturum; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 photo/drawing fide