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Odontoglossum cruentum

Odm. cruentum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Odontoglossum
Species: Odm. cruentum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Odontoglossum cruentum
Rchb. f. 1870


Odontoglossum cruentum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Odontoglossum.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the spring with six to eight 5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the wet montane forest of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1800 to 2550 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
Odontoglossum cruentum Odontoglossum cruentum variant Sepals and petals are yellow with red brown patches, lip is red with a yellow edge.

NamingEdit

Common name: The Blood-Red Odontoglossum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Odontoglossum hrubyanum Rchb. f. 1888

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