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Oncidium helgae Helga's Odontoglossum


Helga's Odontoglossum, Oncidium helgae


Odontoglossum helgae Königer 1997

Fragrance Part shade Warm Cool Winter THROUGH Spring

Common Name or Meaning Helga's Odontoglossum [Mrs Koniger, Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1700 meters meters as medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, leafless belwo and leaf-bearing above sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, narrowly lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the short, narrow, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a ascending to arching, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, axillary, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with the crowded, wide-spreading, fragrant flowers held in the apical half.

Synonyms Oncidium helgae [Koniger] Chase & NH Wms. 2008