Odontoglossum mirandum Rchb. f. 1882 SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES lindleyanum Dalstrom 2020

Different color pattern

Photos by Jay Pfahl ©


Common Name The Grand Odontoglossum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in clearings and bright spots in cloudforests on the edges of clearings and brtight areas at elevations of 1600 to 3300 meters as an medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally furrowed pseudobulbs that are partially enveloped by 3 to 4 distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, arching, lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below to form a short, narrow, petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, arching to pendent, 12" [30 cm] long, racemose inflorescence that may in older more robust plants form 2 to 3 basal branches carrying up to 12 fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Odontoglossum lindleyanum var. parviflorum Bockemühl 1989; Oncidium mirandum [Rchb.f] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #10 1967 photo fide; Colombian Native Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Colombian Native Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as O reversum photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium mirandum; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 photo/drawing fide