Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Odontocidium,

Specie: hybridum


English Name:

This is an "notho" genus- comprised of hybrids from the Odonloglossum and Oncidium genera.

Common Name:

Crowborough Orchid

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Orchidaceae

Name in English: The Orchid Family

The Plant

Origin: Artificial hybrid

Growth Habit: epiphytic, compressed pseudobulbs

Flower: showy yellow,-brown flowers with white lips

Blooming Period: autumn to winter and late spring

Leaf: elliptical - green. entire


houseplant, Flowers last 5-7 weeks

Care and Handling

Soil: orchid media

Amount of water: reduce water in winter, regular watering - apex once a week.

Nutrition: Use orchid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks from spring until late summer

Special handling: Mist with water to provide humid environment around aerial roots. Intermediate temperature 10-25C Grow in bright but shaded position.

Special feature/remarks:

Many orchids formally classified as Colmanara have been reclassified as Odontocidium by the American Orchid Society