Odontoglossum allenii (Dressler) Dalström & W.E.Higgins 2018

SECTION Oncidioides SERIES Pictum Dalstrom etal 2020

Photo by Guido Deburghghraeve


Common Name Allen's Odontoglossum American Botanist mostly in Costa Rica 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cocle department of Panama at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized [without inflorescence, medium to large with inflorescence], warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with ovoid, ancipitous, slightly compresed, more or less spotted with purple pseudobulbs subtended by 3 to 4, distichous, uppermost foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, conduplicate, oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, obtuse, , subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on an axillary, from the base of the uppermost sheath, arching to subpendentmore or less straight, with multiple, many flowered side branches, 20 to 32" [50 to 80 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with appressed, scale like, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying more or less stellate flowers.

Synonyms *Oncidium allenii Dressler 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 photo/drawing fide