Cycnoches haagii Barb. Rodr. 1882 SECTION Eucycnoches

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Flower Closeup

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Female Flower

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Common Name Haag's Cycnoches [German Nursuryman 1900's]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.5 cm]

Found in French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte in wet montane forests on dead trees over streams at elevations of 50 to 1000 meters with a cylindric, tapering apically pseudobulb enveloped by clasping, leaf-bearing sheaths and elliptic, lanceolate or oblanceolate, acuminate, deciduous leaves that are channeled towards the base and are graduated in size form the base, which blooms on a pendulous to arching, 8" [20 cm] long, several flowered raceme with small floral bracts that are shorter than the ovary, all arising from near the apex of a mature leafed pseudobulb occuring in the winter and spring in cultivation and carrying fragrant, non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Cycnoches versicolor Rchb. f. 1888

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