Odontoglossum tenue Cogn. 1895 SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES Cirrhosum Dalstrom 2020

Photo by Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Judy Carney

Common Name The Delicate Odontoglossum

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru on trees in bright areas of scrubby and seasonaaly wet cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with closely set, ovate, ancipitous, longitudinally rugose with age pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 4 to 5 distichous, imbricating, with the upper 2 being leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 1 or 2, narrowly lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the long, narrow petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, arising on a recently matured pseudobulb, erect, loosely 6 to 7 flowered, 8" [20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with appressed, scale-like, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying rather spidery, slightly campanulate flowers.

Synonyms Odontoglossum sapphiratum Rchb.f. ex Bockemühl in ?; Oncidium tenuoides Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium tenuoides; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/photo fide