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Odontoglossum cirrhosum

Odontoglossum cirrhosum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Odontoglossum
Species: Odm. cirrhosum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Odontoglossum cirrhosum
Lindley 1833


Odontoglossum cirrhosum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Odontoglossum.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the spring with many 10 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the wet montane forest in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1200-2900 meters

CultureEdit

Grow in cool to intermediate conditions with moderate light. Water the plant right before the potting mix starts to dry. Plants should be potted in a well drain medium such as medium fir bark.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Odm. cirrhosum Odontoglossum cirrhosum variant Sepals and petals are white, lip is white with a yellow patch .
Odm. cirrhosum2 Odontoglossum cirrhosum variant Sepals and petals are white with spots, lip is white with a yellow patch.

NamingEdit

Common name: The Wavy Odontoglossum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Odontoglossum hrubyanum Hort
  2. Oncidium cirrhosum [Lindley] Beer 1854

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