Odontoglossum schillerianum Rchb.f. 1854

SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES Cirrhosum Dalstrom 2020

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Photos by Guido Deburghgraeve

FragrancePart Sun Cold Winter Spring

Common Name Schiller's Odontoglossum [German Counsel and Orchid Enthusiast in South America 1800's]

Flower Size 2.5" [6.25 cm]

Found in northwest Venezuela on ridges at the edges of the paramo at elevations of 2000 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovoid, compressed, ancipitous, tapering to a point apically pseudobulbs enveloped by 4 TO 6, distichous, imbricate leafless and internally leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to 2 apical, oblong-lanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate, acute, conspicuously attenuate into the base leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on an axillary, through the inner leaf-bearing sheath, racemose to paniculate, 8 to 20" [20 to 40 cm] long, few to many flowered, longer than the leaves inflorescence with oval, acute bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Odontoglossum cinnamomeum H.B.Will 1884; Oncidium cinnamoneum Chase & NH Wms 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1856 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Venezuela; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium Bakers 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium cinnamomeum; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/photo fide