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Orchid Species: Odontoglossum crispum

Kew currently accepted name is Oncidium alexandrae
Odontoglossum crispum is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1845.
Genus
Odontoglossum (Odm.)
Grex
crispum
(traditional Sander nomenclature)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1845
ORIGIN: From Colombia, found at altitudes of 2000 to 3000 meters in the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental.

DESCRIPTION: A medium sized, cold growing epiphytic species has broadly ovoid or oblong-ovoid, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, suberect, linear-lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into a long, narrow, conduplicate, petiole-like base leaves and has a varied blooming season, but most often in winter, with fragrant, variable in color and size flowers on an axillary, to 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, many [8 to 20] flowered inflorescence with a racememe at the upper third with a few short basal branches that comes from the side of the newest forming pseudobulb.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 to 4 inches [7.5 to 10 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Oncidium Onc alexandrae 2008 (Bateman) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm bluntii 1864 Rchb.f.
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm crispum (Premier type)
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm edithiae 1885 R.Warner
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm latimaculatum 1888 Linden
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm reichenbachianum 1883 F.Lehm.
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm warocqueanum 1888 Linden & L.Linden
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm alexandrae 1864 Bateman
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