Cyrtochilum confusum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 Photo by Guido Deburghgraeve

Common Name The Stunted Column Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru in cloud forests climbing in thick brush at elevations around 2900 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with an elongate rhizome with 2.87 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, conduplicate, linear leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, loosely paniculate, to [2.5 meters] long, .

Bennett & Christenson realized that Bennett & Dodson's drawing in Icones Plantarum Tropicarum plate 126 1989 was in fact not Oncidium falcipetalum but a heretofore new species that they christened C confusum on the backside of Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 624 [Cyrtochilum pluritubercualtum] Bennett & Christenson 2001 .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum plate 126 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Oncidium falcipetalum not = C confusum drawing fide; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 624 Bennett & Christenson 2001 [on backside of plate for C plurituberculatum]; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006;