Odontoglossum koechlinianum (Collantes & G.Gerlach) Dalström 2012 SECTION Parviflorum Dalstrom 2020

Photo by Guido Deburghghraeve


Common Name Koechlin's Odontoglossum [Peruvian owner of the Inkaterra Hotel at Aguas Calientes near Machu Picchu current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cusco department of Peru at elevations around 2500 to 2950 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with caespitose, ovoid, slightly laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4, distichous, uppermost foliaceous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic tyo almost linear, conduplicate, shortly acuminate, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an axillary, erect to arching, to subpendent weakly fractiflex, paniculate, many branched, spreading, almost straigght to slightly fractiflex, slightly curved, many flowered side branches, 16 to 20.4" [40 to 51 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with apressed, scale-like narrowly acute, shrter to longer than the epdicel and ovary floral bracts and carrying stellate to slightly campanulate flowers.

Synonyms *Oncidium koechlinianum Collantes & G.Gerlach 2011; Solenidiopsis koechliniana (Collantes & G.Gerlach) Königer 2012;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 photo/drawing fide