Odontoglossum cirrhosum

Odontoglossum cirrhosum

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

Odontoglossum cirrhosum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Odontoglossum.


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


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


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.


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.


Common name: The Wavy Odontoglossum


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

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