Odontoglossum nobile

Odontoglossum nobile 

Odontoglossum nobile                                                                                                                                                   photo C. Solimbergo
(Odontoglossum pescatorei) 
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav 
  published in      Linnaea  22 : 850    1849
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Oncidiinae
  genus Odontoglossum  H.B.K (Humboldt , Bonpland , Kunth)  Aug. 1815
  chromosomes       2n = 56  

CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.


(K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)


it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.

native of origins

cloud forests in Colombia, near Bogotà (Magdalena River basin)

  altitude 2000 - 2400 m  (6600 - 7920 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Ibague (Magdalena River basin, near Bogotà)
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2200 m / 7300 ft) :
    Odontoglossum nobile b gr uk
  photoperiod in Ibague this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 17 m' to 11 h 43 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 26 - 34 cm  (10.4" - 13.6"), basal  
  nr flowers 4 - 6, fragrants
  size single flower  5 L 5 cm  (2" L 2") - inflorescence  L  cm
  duration inflorescence40 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 120 days 
CITES appendix II

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