Odontoglossum micklowii Dalström 1993 SECTION Lobulatum SERIES Astranthumm

Photo by Guido Deburghgraeve ©

Part shade Cool Cold LATER Spring

Common Name Micklow's Odontoglossum [American Original discoverer of species laer 1900's]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Ayacucho and Puno departments of Peru and Cochabamba department of Bolivia in seasonally very humid cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with elliptic, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 6 to 8 distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, tapering below into the conduplicate, elongate, narrow, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an axillary, arching, straight, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, loosely few [5] to many flowered, racemose inflorescence with scale-like, appressed, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying stellate flowers.

Synonyms Collare-stuartense micklowii (Dalström) Senghas & Bockemühl 1997; Oncidium micklowii [Dalstrom] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Collare Stuartense micklowii photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium micklowii; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/phto fide