Odontoglossum paniculatum Dalström & Deburghgr. 2018

Drawing by © Oscar Duque


Photos by © Guido Deburghgraeve/Drawing by © Dalstrom

Common Name The Paniculate Odotoglossum [refers to the branched inflorescence]

Flower Size 2.5" [6.25 cm]

Found in Santander and Antioquia departments of Colombia and Sucumbios, Napo and Morona-Santiago provinces of Ecuador on steep slopes and roadcuts in cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 20150 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose terrestrial or epiphyte with ovoid, ancipitous, slightly compressed pseudobulbs subtened by 4 to 6. distichous sheths, the uppermost foliaceous, carrying 1 to 2, apical, conduplicalte, elliptic to obovate, obtuse, sometimes shortly acuminate, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on axillary, from the uppermost leaf bearing sheaths, arching to wiry and subpendent, flexuous, paniculate, 44 to 60" [110 to 150 cm] long, few to many flowered inflorescence with each flexuous branch carrying several flowers with scale like, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*OrchideenJ. 25: 141 Dlastrom & Deburghgraeve 2018 photo/ drawing fide; The Odotoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraves 2020 photo/drawing fide