Odontoglossum auroincarum Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2014 SECTION Auriculatum SERIES Cruentum Dalstrom 2020

Golden Variety

TYPE DrawingPhoto/TYPE drawing by © Stig Dalstrom

Comparrison photo with similar species


Common Name The Botanical Inca Gold Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Cusco department of Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with ancipitous, ovoid to pyriform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 5 to 7, distichous, uppermost foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, elongate elliptic to slightly obovate, acuminate, conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an axillary, from the uppermost sheaths, erect to arching, weakly fractiflex, 10.8 to 12.4" [27 to 31 cm] long, 12 to 15 flowered racemes, to 25 flowered paniculate inflorescence with adpressed scale-like, half as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying relatively large, showy, stellate flowers

"Odontoglossum auroincarum is similar to O. epidendroides Kunth, but differs from it by having flowers with a shorter (ca. .4 to .44" [10 to 11 mm] long versus .52 to .56" [13 to 14 mm], and differently curved column with shorter wings. It differs from O. cruentum Rchb.f. and O. juninense Schltr. , by a different lateral curvature profile of the column, with broader and more rectangular column wings as well as a less lobulate anther-cap." Dalstrom 2014

Synonyms Oncidium auroincarum (Dalström & Ruíz Pérez) J.M.H.Shaw 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 395—399 Dalstrom 2014 Drawing/photo fide; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/photo fide