Cryptocentrum pseudobulbosum C.Schweinf. 1946Photo by Mark Whitten

Drawing Drawing by Bennett & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth

Another Drawing Drawing by Dodson and Icones Plantarum Tropicarum 1989

Common Name or Meaning The False Pseudobulb Cryptocentrum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in tropical wet forests at elevations around 1000 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, monopodial very small, cylindric, complanate pseudobulb enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying narrowly linear, abruptly acute, conduplicate below leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral, basal, filiform, spreading, several close, tubular sheaths, 1.6" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION Schweinfurth states that there are 2 apical leaves, Christenson and Dodson states that their specimens had 3, also the differences in the lip configuration are attributed by Christenson and Dodson to exessive flattening of a reconstituted flower.

Synonyms Anthosiphon pseudobulbosus (C.Schweinf.) Garay 1973; Maxillaria pseudobulbosa (C.Schweinf.) Molinari 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. 12: 189 Schweinfurth 1946 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 426 Dodson 1989 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as Anthosiphon pseudobulbosum drawing fide; ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 225 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing ok; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide;