Cyrtochilum articulatum (Königer) Dalström 2001 Drawing by © Stig Dalström and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Flower details Drawing by © Guido Deburghgraeve and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by © Koniger and the The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Articulate Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western Ecuador at elevations around 1150 meters, often in orange trees as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with up to 16" [40 cm] between each elongate-ovate, laterally compressed pseudobulb enveloped by 6 to 8, foliaceous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, obovate, narrowly acute to acuminate, conduplicate below in to the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, erect, wiry, to 8' [2 meters] long overall, peduncle to 16" [40 cm] long, paniculate, to 15 widely spaced, weakly flexuous, to 12" [30 cm] long, each, loosely several to many flowered branches, sometimes shortly rebranching, with adpressed, scale-like, acute bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Most likely both C quinqueseriale and C tanii are synonym of this species. Pers. Comm. Stig Dalström

Synonyms *Trigonochilum articulatum Königer 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium porrigens drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide