Odontoglossum praenitens Rchb.f. 1875 SECTION Auriculatum SERIES Epidendroides Dalstrom 2020

Photo Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia


Common Name The Outstanding Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia and Ecuador? in upper montane cloud forests at elevations around 1800 to 2700 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on embankments with a short rhizome giving rise to ovate, flattened, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by distichous sheaths of which the uppermost are leaf bearing and carrying 2, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an axillary, 8" [20 cm] long, 15 to 25 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Odontoglossum ioplocon Rchb. f. 1884

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 12 3/4 1977/8; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 963 Dodson 1984 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo maybe; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium praenitens