Odontoglossum wyattianum G. Wilson 1928 SECTION Canaliculatum SERIES Harryanum Dalstrom 2020

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower

Another Flower

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Flowers, Columns and Lips

Comparison of flowers within the O Harryanum complex

Photo by Guido Deburgraeve


Common Name Wyatt's Odontoglossum [English Reverend and Orchid Enthusaist later 1800's to eaerlier 1900's]

Flower Size 3" [8 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane cloud forests in deep shade on solitary trees at altitudes of 1500 to 2300 meters as a caespitose, medium sized, warm to cool growing, epiphytic species with elliptic-ovoid, compressed, sulcate with time pseudobulbs that are subtended by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, oblong-elliptic, petiolate, subacute leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an axillary, erect, 16" [40 cm] long, pedunculate, few to several [5 to 10] flowered, racemose inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts that are shorter than the ovary arising on a mature pseudobulb with several [8], very fragrant flowers held well above the leaves.

Synonyms Oncidium wyattianum [Wilson] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0118 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 5/454/5 1992 as Oncidium wyattianum drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 10 1998 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 523 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium wyattianum; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #3 2010 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 as Oncidium wyattianum photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(2) 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #5 2019 as Oncidium wyattianum photo fide; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 photo/drawing fide