Odontoglossum constrictum Lindl. 1843 SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES Cirrhosum Dalstrom 2020

Flower Closeup

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another flower note column wings with hairs? see also Odm aspidorhinum #3 by Jay

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

Flower Closeup

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.


Common Name The Constricted Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1800 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species with ovoid, ancipitous, light green pseudobulbs bsally enveloped by 6 to 7 distichous,, uppermost foliaceous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, elliptic to obovate, subacute or acute, conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on an axillary, suberect to subpendent, 20" [50 cm] long at largest, straight to weakly flexuous, racemose or paniculate with a few weakly flexuous, 2 to 3 flowered branches, many flowered inflorescence arising from a mature pseudobulb's leaf bearing sheaths that has ovate-triangular, acute bracts and carries fragrant, stellate to slightly campanulate flowers.

Synonyms Odontoglossum constrictum f. castaneum (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Odontoglossum constrictum f. pallens (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Odontoglossum constrictum var. castaneum Rchb.f. 1885; Odontoglossum constrictum var. majus Lindl. 1852; Odontoglossum constrictum var. pallens Rchb.f. 1886; Odontoglossum sanderianum Rchb. f. 1881; Oncidium constrictum Beer 1854;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 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 fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/photo fide