Cycnoches farnsworthianum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 SECTION Eucycnoches

Lip detail of horns


Photos by Antonio Reyes

Common Name Farnsworth's Cycnoches [American Pharmocologist current]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Amazonian Peru in tropical rainforests at elevations around 250 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, cylindric, slightly tapered at the apex pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricate sheaths below and deciduous, plicate leaves above that blooms in the summer on a pendent, racemose, emerging from above the middle of the pseudobulb, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, 12 to 16 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and carries fragrant flowers.

This species is most similar to C haagii but differs mostly in the proportionally longer floral bracts and the much larger and longer pincer-like horns at the base of the lip and have more densely spotted flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 619 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014