Cyrtochilum andreettae Königer & J.J. Portilla 1995 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin

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Part Shade Cool LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name Andreetta's Cyrtochilum [Salesian Missionary and Orchid Enthusiast in Ecuador current]

Flower Size 2" + [5 cm+]

Found in Ecuador on the eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations around 1400 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to narrowly ovoid, slightly compressed, longitudinally grooved, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several leaf-bearing sheaths with the uppermost being very similar to the apical leaves and carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate, conduplicate towards the base, apically narrowing to the acute, apex leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an axillary, stout, twining, 6'8" to 13' 4" [200 to 400 cm] long, lowly several branched, apically racemose, many flowered inflorescence with 2 to 8 flowers on each lower branch which may also rebranch.

Very similar to C pastasae and C ventrilabium and may actually be a synonym of C pastasae


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium Alliance, Bakers 2006; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae I Jimenenz 2014 photo fide;