!Cycnoches loddigesii Lindl. 1832 SECTION Eucycnoches

Photo by Danny Lentz and The Atlanta Botanical Garden

Female Flower

Photo by David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website


Common Name Loddiges' Cycnoches [English Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia and northern Brazil in wet forests at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing, epiphytic orchid with tall, cylindric pseudobulbs carrying several, oblong-lanceolate, plicate, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an axillary, pendant, racemose, few to several flowered inflorescence with up to 10, non-resupinate, fragrant jasmine scented , male or female flowers arising from the leaf nodes near the apex of the newest, mature, fusiform to conical pseudobulbs.

Synonyms Cycnoches cucullata Lindley 1837; Cycnoches loddigesii var leuchochilum Hkr. 1841; Cycnoches loddigesii var purpureum Rchb.f 1857

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 as C loddigesii var leucochilum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 as C loddigesii var purpureum; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 8 1960 photo fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide male flower/photo fide female flower; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #8 1969 photo fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 8 1983 photo fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchid Digerst Vol 64 #1 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 drawing/photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideologia Vol 25 #1 2007 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #3 2012 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide