Cycnoches manoelae P.Castro & Campacci 1993 SECTION Heteranthae Photo by Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

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Common Name or Meaning Manoela's Cycnoches

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Para state of Brazil in rain forests at elevations of 600 to 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with cylindrical-elongate, erect, multi-noded pseudobulbs completely enveloped in youth by deciduous sheaths and carrying several, oblong-lanceolate, undulate margin, curved, plicate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, arched, 10 to 14" [25 to 35 cm] long, to 30 flowered inflorescence covered by lanceolate bracts and carrying male, non-resupinate flowers.

Similar to C thurstonorum but differs in having larger flowers, longer petals and sepals, a larger lip and the upper central appendages joined to the lateral appendages insted of small flowers, petals, sepals and lip and the upper central appendages are joined to the central part of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bol. CAOB 5(1): 25 Castro & Campacci 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 001 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001