Odontoglossum crassidactylum Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2013 SECTION Lobulatum SERIES Astranthumm

TYPE Drawing

Photo by © Saul Ruiz/TYPE Drawing by © Stig Dalstrom

Common Name The Thick Fingered Odontoglossum [refers to the calli of the lip]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Amazonas department of Peru on scattered trees in wet cloud forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with dark olive green with a purplish hue basally, ovoid to oval, slightly compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 5 distichous, uppermost foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2 apical, erect, conduplicate, narrowly linear, obtuse, subpetiolate below leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, from the base of the uppermost sheaths, erect to arching, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, indistincly flexuous, racemose to paniculate, laxly 7 to many flowered inflorescence with appressed, scale-like, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying stellate flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium crassidactylum (Dalström & Ruíz Pérez) J.M.H.Shaw 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Collare-Stuartense dracoceps; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium dracoceps; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/photo fide