Cycnoches lehmannii Rchb. f. 1878 SECTION Eucycnoches

Another view of male flowers

Another Plant and Flowers

Female flower

Another View of Female flower

Side view of Female flower

Another side view of female flower

Pseudobulbs Photos by Jay Pfahl


Common Name Lehmann's Cycnoches [German Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 5" [13 cm]

A caespitose, medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte occuring in northwestern Peru and western Ecuador in seasonally dry forests at 70 to 1400 meters with elongate, large cylindric, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying oblong-ligulate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms as a female on a 4" [10 cm] long, few fragrant flowered raceme arising from the upper nodes of the mature to leafless pseudobulb and occuring in the spring and summer.

Different than C. chlorochilon in having very flat flowers, a rounder lip without concavity on the sides, nodding 2 or less flowers and large 4" size.

Synonyms Luedemannia lehmanni Rchb.f 1880

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 5 1957 Photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 3 1959 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 039 Dodson drawing fide; AOS Bulletin VOl 51 No 8 1982 photo; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photos/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 3 1994 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruvioarum Plate 226 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide