Cyrtidiorchis frontinoensis (Garay) Rauschert 1982

Photo by Guenter Gerlach

Common Name The Frontino Cyrtidiorchis [A town in Antioquia department of Colombia]

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia and Santander departments of Colombia at elevations of 1200 to 2400 meters as a cool to cold growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid-conic, pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, distichous, linear-elliptic, acute to obtuse leaves and elongate, monopodial, cane-like, branching, erect to climbing leafy stems that blooms on axillary, peduncle successively single flowered, sveral arise from the ssame axillary point, and carrying resupinate flowers

Synonyms *Cyrtidium frontinoense Garay 1969

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1999; Orquideologia Vol 25 #1 2007 photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide