Odontoglossum × andreetteanum Dalström & G.Merino, Lindleyana 22(1): 2 2009

Photo by © The Ecuagenera Website

Part shade Cool LATE Fall

Common Name Andreetta's Odontoglossum [Ecuadorian Priest and orchid Enthusiast passed in 2011]

Flower Size 3 1/2" [8.75 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte that is a natural hybrid between O harryanum and O praestans with caespitose, ovoid, ancipitous, fast becoming longitudinally and irregularily wrinkled pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3 pairs of distichous sheaths with the uppermost foliaceous and carrying 2, apical, obovate, acute to slightly acuminate, conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall on an axillary, arching to subpendent, to 10" [25 cm] long, almost straight to slightly fractiflex, racemose, simultaneously to 8 flowered inflorescence with adpressed, scale like floral bracts bracts

Synonyms Oncidium × andreetteanum (Dalström & G.Merino) J.M.H.Shaw 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #6 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #2 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol #9 2019 as Oncidium x andreetteanum photo fide;