Odontoglossum sceptrum Rchb.f. & Warsz. 1854 SUBGENUS Odontoglossum

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Common Name The Sceptre Bearing Odontoglossum

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2350 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs that taper apically and are partially enveloped by 2 pairs of distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths that blooms in the winter and early spring on an axillary, erect then arching to pendulous, 12" [30 cm] long, loose, racemose inflorecence that arises on a recently matured pseudobulb and carrying up to 16, faintly fragrant, showy flowers.

Synonyms Odontoglossum facetum Rchb.f. 1881; Odontoglossum luteopurpureum var. facetum (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent 1887; Odontoglossum masereelianum Rchb.f. 1888; Odontoglossum sceptrum f. facetum (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Odontoglossum sceptrum var. facetum (Rchb.f.) Bockemühl 1989; Odontoglossum sceptrum var. masereelianum (Rchb.f.) Bockemühl 1987; Odontoglossum schlimii Linden & Rchb.f. 1854; Oncidium sceptrum [Rchb.f & Warsc] Chase & NH Wms. 2008; Oncidium sceptrum var. facetum (Rchb.f.) J.M.H.Shaw 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as O schlimii; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as O schlimii; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium Bakers 2006; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as O masereelianum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium sceptrum; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #12 2013 as Oncidium sceptrum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #11 2020 photo fide; The Orchid Review Vol 1278 No 1330 June 2020 photo fide;