Cyrtidiorchis stumpflei (Garay) Rauschert 1982

Side View of Flower and plant Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower Photo by of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Common Name Stumpfle's Cyrtidiorchis [German Orchid Collector in Peru later 1900's]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

A cool growing terrestrial orchid that is found only in Peru at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters with a dimorphic growth pattern, one growth consists of sterile, caespitose, ovoid, bifoliate pseudobulbs subtended by foliaceous bracts and the other growth has erect, branched, leafy flowering stems with occasional [sometimes not at all] pseudobulbs that are distantly placed. The inflorescence is short to 2" [to 5 cm] and carries a single flower that occurs in the summer.

Synonyms *Cyrtidium stumpflei Garay 1969

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 photo not = C alata; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as C alata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 5 2003 drawing/photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide