Odontoglossum auriculatum Rolfe 1892 SUBGENUS Lindleyana Photo by Jay Pfahl

Fragrancepart sunCold toCool Spring

Common Name The Eared Odontoglossum

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Colombia on the eastern cordillera in the Department of Norte de Santander and Magdalena in cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 2700 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally grooved, tapering towards the apex pseudobulbs enveloped partially basally by 3 to 4 distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect to arching, narrowly lanceolate to strap-shaped, acute, conduplicate below into the elongate, narrow, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an axillary, thin, arching then pendulous, 12" [30 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and carrying 6 to 10, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium auriculatum [Rolfe] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 19971997 photo fide; 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 auriculatum