Otoglossum arminii (Rchb.f.) Garay & Dunst. 1976 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.


Common Name Armin's Otoglossum [Latin Name for Hermann, probably Herman Wagner late 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia, Venezuela and northern Brazil in cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epi-terrestrial orchid with, roots that entwine at the base of dense surrounding vegetation and do not enter the ground and has a tough creeping rhizome giving rise to ovate, laterally compressed, smooth pseudobulbs partially enveloped by 2 to 3, lowermost leafless and uppermost leaf-bearing sheaths and carring a single, apical, elliptic, minutely bilobed, rounded, narrowing into a conduplicate short, petiole-like base leaf that blooms on an axillary, erect, 12" [30 cm] long, few to several [5 to 10] flowered inflorescence arising in the winter and early spring

Synonyms *Odontoglossum arminii Rchb. f. 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Odontoglossum arminii; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Odontoglossum arminii; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Odontoglossum arminii drawing hmm; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 as Odontoglossum arminii; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 1976; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 2 Pabst - Dungs 1977 drawing fide;Orchids of Venezuela, An illustrated field guide Vol. 2 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing hmm; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing hmm; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 10 2008; Orquideologia Vol 27 #1 2010 photo fide;