Cycnoches christensonii D.E.Benn.1998 SECTION Heteranthae


Photo by the Orchid Societies Council of Victoria Inc. Web Site

Part ShadeCoolLATERSpring

Common Name or Meaning Christenson's Cycnoches [American Botanist 2012]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]\

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 1400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with cyclindric-fusiform pseudobulbs carrying numerous, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, thin-textured, plicate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the later spring on 1 to 3, arching-pendant, to 24" [to 60 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 430 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orchid Digerst Vol 64 #1 2000 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014