Odontoglossum odoratum Lindl. 1846 SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES Cirrhosum Dalstrom 2020


Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Fragrant Odontoglossum

Flower Size 2"+ [5 cm+]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela in rainforests at elevations of 1600 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte and sometimes lithophyte with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally grooved or rugose pseudobulbs enveloped partially by 4 to 6, distichous, imbricating, uppermost leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to rarely 3, apical, erect, to arching, lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the long, narrow, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, arising on a newly matured pseudobulb, erect, many flowered, 3'+ [90 cm+] long, paniculate inflorescence ith scale-like, appressed, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying very fragrant, long-lived, slightly campanulate flowers.

Synonyms Odontoglosssum glonerianum Lindley 1888; Odontoglossum gloriosum Rchb.f 1854; Oncidium odoratum Beer 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 1 1983; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 9 1996 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium odoratum photo fide; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/photo fide