Odontoglossum portillae Bockemühl 1985 SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES Cirrhosum Dalstrom 2020

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Fragrance Part shade Cool Cold LATEFall Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning Portilla's Odontoglossum [Ecuadorian Orchid nurseryman current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Antioquia and Cundinamarca departments of Colombia and Azuay , Morona-Santiago and Zamora-chinchipe provinces of Ecuador in seasonally wet cloud foress on the easten slopes of the Andes at elevations around 1700 to 2400 meters as small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally furrowed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 7 to 9, distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, leafless below and leaf-bearing above sheaths and carrying 2, lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the later fall, winter and early spring on an axillary, arising on a mature pseudobulb, erect to arching, to 20" [to 50 cm] long, axillary, distichous, loosely 11 to 17 flowered inflorescence with appressed, scale-like, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying the crowded, wide-spreading, weakly fragrant flowers in the apical half.

Synonyms Oncidium portilloides Chse & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium portilloides; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/phto fide