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Odontoglossum crispum

Odontoglossum crispum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Odontoglossum
Species: Odm. crispum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Odontoglossum crispum
Lindley 1845


Odontoglossum crispum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Odontoglossum.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the winter with eight to twenty 7.5 to 10 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the montane forest of Colombia, found at elevations of 2000 to 3000 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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Odm. crispum Odontoglossum crispum variant Sepals and petals are white lip with a yellow patch at the center and a red spot.
Odm. crispum Eva Odontoglossum crispum Eva Sepals and petals are white lip with a yellow patch at the center and a red spot.
Odm. crispum Socrates Odontoglossum crispum Socrates Sepals are pink with spots and petals are white with spots lip with a yellow patch at the center and red spots.
Odontoglossum crispum var. xanthotes Odontoglossum crispum var. xanthotes Sepals and petals are pale yellow, lip with a yellow patch at the center and a yellow spot.

NamingEdit

Common name: The Curled Odontoglossum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Odontoglossum alexandrae Bateman 1864
  2. Odontoglossum bluntii Rchb.f 1864
  3. Odontoglossum edithiae Warn. 1864
  4. Odontoglossum latimaculatum L. Linden 1888
  5. Odontoglossum reichenbachianum F.Lehm 1883
  6. Odontoglossum sanderianum Rchb.f 1881
  7. Odontoglossum warocqueanum Linden & Linden 1888

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