!Cybebus grandis Garay 1978

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador Photos by Andreas Kaye and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name or Meaning The Large Cybebus

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in western Colombia and western Ecuador in extremely wet marshy areas at elevations around 1500 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a rosette of basal, fleshy, ovate-elliptical, obtuse, narrowing below into the long channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall on an erect, terminal, peduncle single bracted, to 20" [50 cm] long overall, rachis to 4" [10 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Ecuador 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson 2005 drawing fide;