Odontoglossum lindleyanum Rchb.f. & Warsz. 1854 SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES lindleyanum Dalstrom 2020

Photos by Eric Hunt


Common Name Lindley's Odontoglossum [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela on the margins and clearings of upper montane wet cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 3300 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with broadly ovoid, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally furrowed and ridged pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4 distichous, imbricating, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, suberect, acute, linear-lanceolate, conduplicate below into the narrow, petiole-like base leaves that blooms on an axillary, broad, arching to pendulous, 14" [35 cm] long, racemose or paniculate, to 10 flowered inflorescence arising from the base of a newly mature pseudobulb with small, ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying fragrant, star-shaped flowers.

Synonyms Odontoglossum epidendroides Lindley 1852 Not Kunth; Oncidium lindleyoides Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide as O auriculatum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as O auriculatum drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 956 Dodson 1984 drwaing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as O epidendroidess drawing good/photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok; 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 lindleyoides; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 photo/drawing fide