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Odontoglossum spectatissimum

Odm. spectatissimum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Odontoglossum
Species: Odm. spectatissimum
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Binomial name
Odontoglossum spectatissimum
Lindl. 1852


Odontoglossum spectatissimum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Odontoglossum.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the spring with around fifteen 10 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the montane cloud forest of western Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 3200 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 spectatissimum Odontoglossum spectatissimum variant Sepals and petals are pale yellow with light brown patches, lip is white with a brown patch.

NamingEdit

Common name: The Spectacular Odontoglossum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Odontoglossum spectatissimum var. cinctum (Rchb.f.) Bockemühl 1989
  2. Odontoglossum triumphans Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1854
  3. Odontoglossum triumphans var. cinctum Rchb.f. in ?

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