Odontoglossum cristatum

Odm. cristatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Odontoglossum
Species: Odm. cristatum
Binomial name
Odontoglossum cristatum
Lindl. 1844

Odontoglossum cristatum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Odontoglossum.


Plants bloom from spring to fall with many 5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found in the cloud forest of Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 2600 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.


Common name: The Yellow-Purple Odontoglossum


  1. Oncidium cristatum Beer 1854

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