Odontoglossum tripudians Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1854 SECTION Auriculatum SERIES Cristatum Dalstrom 2020


Photos by Jay Pfahl

Front on View

Photo courtesy of Guido Deburghgraeve

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Boyaca, Santander and Norte de Santander departments of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet, upper montane forests at elevations of 2150 to 3400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments with ovate, flattened, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 4 to 8, distichous sheaths with the uppermost being leaf-bearing carrying narrowly elliptic, conduplicate and gradually narrowing into the petiole that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, arising on a mature pseudobulb, 20" [50 cm] long, 8 to 10 flowered, racemose inflorescence and carrying fragrant, stellate flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium tripudians [Rchb.f & Warsz] Chase & Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing okish; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 11 1996 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium tripudians; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 drawing/photo fide