Odontoglossum platynaris Dalström 2001 SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES lindleyanum Dalstrom 2020

Photo by Guido Deburghgraeve

Part shade Cold LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Broad-Nosed Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1.2" [2.8 cm]

Found in northern Peru in upper elevation wet, cloud forests at elevations of 2800 to 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing caespitose epiphyte with ovoid, ancipitous, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 4 to 6 distichous, uppermosst foliaceous sheths and carruing 1 to 2, apical, broadly elliptic to obovate, acute to shortly acuminate, conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an axillary, fromthe base of the uppermost sheaths, erect to suberect, loosely flexuous, racemose, 8" [20 cm] long, 4 or so flowered inflorescence with appressed, scale-like, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying stellate flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium platynaris (Dalström) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium platynaris; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020