Cyrtosia integra (Rolfe ex Downie) Garay 1986

Plant and Flower in situ

Another Angle

Photos by Hendrik Jacobs and Orchids Online Australia Website

Common Name The Intact Cyrtosia [refers to the complete rim of the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in tropical evergreen forests at elevations around 300 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with an erect, branched at nodes stem with glabrous to pubescent, ovate, acute, coriaceous sheaths that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal and often several, axillary racemes, furfuraceous, 8 to 26" [20 to 65 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate, furfuraceous bracts

Synonyms *Galeola integra Rolfe ex Downie 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as Galeola integra; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 corrections as Galeola integra; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 as Galeola integra drawing fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Averyanov 2011 photo/drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide