Odontoglossum andersonianum Rchb.f. 1868

Photo by Guido Deburghgraeve

Fragrance Part shade Cold

Common Name Anderson's Odontoglossum [English Doctor and Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela as a natural hybrid of O crispum and O. gloriosum [O odoratum?] at elevations around 2250 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with elliptic-ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, disitchous, imbricate, leafless to leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate, linear to linear-oblanceolate, acute to subacute, attenuate below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms on a paniculate, 20 to 24" [50 to 60 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Odontoglossum andersonianum var. splendens B.S.Williams 1888; Odontoglossum baphicanthum Rchb.f. 1876; Odontoglossum bleichroederianum Linden & L.Linden 1888; Odontoglossum brassia Rchb.f. 1885; Odontoglossum chestertonii auct. 1878; Odontoglossum crispum var. andersonianum (Rchb.f.) H.J.Veitch 1887; Odontoglossum crispum var. jenningsianum (Rchb.f.) H.J.Veitch 1887; Odontoglossum crispum var. rueckerianum (Rchb.f.) H.J.Veitch 1887; Odontoglossum deltoglossum Rchb.f. 1881; Odontoglossum grusonianum auct. 1888; Odontoglossum hebraicum Rchb.f. 1879; Odontoglossum histrionicum Rchb.f. 1882; Odontoglossum jenningsianum Rchb.f. 1878; Odontoglossum josephinae B.S.Williams 1885; Odontoglossum measuresianum O'Brien 1885; Odontoglossum odoratum var. baphicanthum (Rchb.f.) H.J.Veitch 1887; Odontoglossum odoratum var. deltoglossum (Rchb.f.) H.J.Veitch 1887; Odontoglossum odoratum var. hebraicum (Rchb.f.) H.J.Veitch 1887; Odontoglossum ortgiesianum Sander 1891; Odontoglossum pollettianum O'Brien 1885; Odontoglossum rueckerianum Rchb.f. 1873; Odontoglossum schlesingerianum L.Linden 1889; Oncidium x andersonianum [Rchb.f] Chase & NH Wms. 2008;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as O crispum var ruckerianum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontoglossum crispum var andersonianum photo ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as O odoratum var baphicanthum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as O x josephinae drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 9 1996 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium x andersonianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #7 2010 drawing fide;