Otoglossum chiriquense (Veitch) Garay & Dunst. 1976

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Common Name The Chirique Otoglossum [Panama Volcano]

Flower Size to 2 1/2" [ to 6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in wet, cool forests of where it is found on clay banks covered with leaf liter or on shrubs and trees in wet montane forests at altitudes of 800 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold to warm growing terrestrial or epiphytic orchid from that has an oblong-ovate pseudobulb concealed by foliaceous bracts that carries 2 apical, subcoriaceous, elliptic-ovate leaves that are rounded at the end, which blooms in the spring through fall on a elongate, 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, stout, erect, racemose, densely several flowered inflorescence that is shorter or just as long as the leaves, arising on a maturing pseudobulb.

Synonyms *Odontoglossum chiriquense Rchb. f. 1852; Odontoglossum coronarium var. chiriquense [Rchb.f]Veitch 1886; Odontoglossum coronarium var. miniatum Veitch 1886; Odontoglossum miniatum hort. ex Veitch 1886; Odontoglossum X brachypterum Rchb. f. 1876; Oncidium candelabrum Linden 1851; Otoglossum brachypterum (Rchb. f.) Garay & Dunst.1976; Otoglossum brevifolium (Lindl.) Garay & Dunst. 1976;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Epidendra Website; Bot. Zeit. (Berlin) 10: 692. 1852 as Odontoglossum chiriquense; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 146. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Odontoglossum chiriquiense; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Odontoglossum chiriquense; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Odontoglossum chiriquense; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #7 1969 as Odontoglossu chiriquiense postage stamp fide; *Venezuelan Orchid Illustrated. 6. 41. 1976 Dunsterville and Garay 1976; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Dunsterville and Garay 1979; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 3 COS 1991 photo ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1573 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 544 Bennett & Christenson 1998; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 10 2008 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 27 #1 2010 drawing/photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide