365 days of orchids – day 597 – Odontoglossum multistelare
We have a number of very attractive species that are found labelled either Odontoglossum or Oncidium and we have adopted the approach of the International Odontoglossum Alliance and relabelled ours as Odontoglossums.
Odontoglossum multistelare is a cool growing species found in cloud forests at around 2000m altitude from Ecuador to Peru. The plant produces branched spikes of attractive flowers each summer and a small plant produces a lot of flower for its size.
Some names are better than others and multistellare meaning many starred seems a good choice for this species.