!Cybebus grandis Garay 1978

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Another Flower

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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson 2005 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide