Cyrtopodium paludicola Hoehne 1912 Photo by Sylvio Rodrigues Pereira

Another Angle Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full sunWarm TO CoolLATEspringFall

Common Name The Swamp-Living Cyrtopodium

Flower Size 1.5" [3.8 cm]

Found in Bolivia and central & southern Brazil in humid areas as a giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with robust, elongate, tubular, attenuate at both ends pseudobulbs enveloped by thin, long sheaths and carrying plicate, 3 nerved, linear-lanceolate, acute, attenuate below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms on a basal, erect, paniculate, 48 to 88" [120 to 220 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cyrtopodium paludicola var. goiandirense L.C.Menezes 1997; Cyrtopodium paludicola var. reginae Pabst 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 7 1994 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 3 1995 as C paludiclum var reginae photo good; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 as C paludicolum var goiandirensephoto fide