Odontoglossum povedanum P. Ortiz 1997 SECTION Lobulatum SERIES Povedanum

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz

Part shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning Poveda's Odontoglossum [Colombian Orchid Collector Current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Santander department of Colombia in wet upper elevation cloud forest on the western slopes of the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with caespitose, ovoid to pyriform, ancipitous, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 6 to 8 distichous, uppermost foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, linear to narrowly elliptic, conduplicate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, axillary, wiry, erect to subpendent, to 64" [160 cm] long, with distant, loosely flexuous branches, shortly branching, each branch 2 to 5 flowered, to 25 flowered inflorecence with apressed, scale-like, shorter to as ong as the ovary floral bracts and carrying stellate flowers.

Synonyms Collare-stuartense povedanum (P.Ortiz) Szlach. & Górniak 2006; Oncidium povedanum [Ortiz] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol. 20 No 3 Padre Pedro Ortiz 1997 drawing/photo fide; Colombian Native Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo good; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium povedanum; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #12 2012 as Oncidium povedanum photo fide; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 photo/drawing fide