Odontoglossum contaypacchaense D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

Photo by Guido Deburghgraeve ©

Part ShadeCoolSpring

Common Name The Contaypaccha Odontoglossum [A district in the state of Junin Peru]

Flower Size 3/4" [.8 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests in protected Arroyo at elevations around 1890 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with elliptical, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped completely by several, disitchous, imbricate, longitudinally folded, leafbearing sheaths with the uppermost being almost the same as the 1 to 2, apical, arching, linear-lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect, to 37" [87 cm] long, paniculate, many branched, some rebranched, many flowered inflorescence with the lower branches being progressively shorter.

This orchid may actually be a Cyrtochilum but as to date has not been described as such.

Synonyms Dasyglossum contaypacchaense (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Königer 2010; Oncidium contaypacchaense(D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Chase & NH Wms. 2008; Trigonochilum contaypacchaense (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Senghas 2003;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 726 Bennet & Christenson 2001 drwaing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium Alliance, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium contaypacchaense; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014