Odontoglossum parviflorum (L.O.Williams) Dalström & W.E.Higgins 2018

SECTION Oncidioides SERIES Pictum Dalstrom etal 2020


Photos by The AOS Species Identification Task Force Website

FAINTFragrancePart shadeHot to Warm LATEWinter to EARLY Spring

Common Name The Small Flowered Odontoglossum

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptic to ovoid, laterally compressed, longitudinally grooved and ridged, ancipitous, brown spotted pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several, imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying two apical, oblong-lanceolate, thin, conduplicate and narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an axillary, slender, arching, paniculate, densely many flowered inflorescence that arises on a matured pseudobulb with many alternate branches with a decided bottle-brush look and carrying a few to several, long-lasting, faintly fragrant flowers on each branch.

Synonyms *Oncidium parviflorum L.O. Williams 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Epidendra Websiteas Oncidium parviflorum ; *Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 11(1): 33, t. 1. 1942 as Oncidium parviflorum; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Oncidium parviflorum drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 as Oncidium parviflorum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Oncidium parviflorum; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 as Oncidium parviflorum drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Oncidium parviflorum; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Oncidium parviflorum; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 as Oncidium parviflorum drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 as Oncidium parviflorum photo fide; The Odontoglossum Story Dalstrom, Higgins & Deburghgraeve 2020 photo/drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Oncidium parviflorum photo hmm