Odontoglossum naevium Lindl. 1850 SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES Cirrhosum Dalstrom 2020

Photos by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela in bright open areas of cloudforests at 1200 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrowly ovate to pear-shaped, brownish green, strongly compressed pseudobulbs that narrow apically and are partially enveloped basally by 4 to 5, distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, acute, lanceolate, conduplicate below into the long, narrow, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in cultivation in the winter and spring on an axillary, arising on a newly forming growth arising through a leaf sheath axil, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, erect then arching to pendant, to 12 flowered inflorescence with appressed, scale-like shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying fragrant, spidery flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium naevium (Lindl.) Beer 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 3 1972 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Venezuela, Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #2 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #4 2011 Photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 as Oncidium naevium photo fide; The Orchid Review Vol 127 No 1328 December 2019 as Oncidium naevium photo fide; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/photo fide