Odontoglossum crinitum Rchb. f. 1874 SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES Cirrhosum Dalstrom 2020

Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Hairy Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in montane cloud forests at elevations of 2400 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovate, flattened, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 6 to 8, distichous, uppermost foliaceous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, narrowly elliptic to obovate, acute to shortly acuminate apically , conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through early spring in situ on an axillary, erect to arching, basally straight apically gradually fractiflex, 8" [20 cm] long, racemose, loosely 2 to 5 flowered, rarely paniculate, densely to 30 flowered inflorescence with appressed, scale-like shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying slightly caqmpanulate flowers with the petals projected forward.

Synonyms Odontoglossum popayanense F.Lehm. & Kraenzl 1899; Oncidium crinitum [Rchb.f] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 Drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 948 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium crinitum; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/photo fide