Cyrtorchis letouzeyi Szlach. & Olszewski 2001 SECTION Cyrtorchis

Another Angle on Flower

From the stem Blooming Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Fragrance Full sunWarm TO Hot LATESpring Summer

Common Name or Meaning Letouzey's Cyrtorchis

Flower Size

Found in the Central African Republic, Cameroon and Gabon in forest-savannah tranisiton as well as in dense humid forests at elevations of 220 to 750 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the late spring and summer and carries fragrant flowers.

Can be most readily distinguished from Cyrtorchis chailluana from which it is often said to be synomonous by it's inflorescence that arises from the stem and not from between the leaves. Certainly there are other differences but this is conclusive.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 as a synonym of C chailluana; Phytotaxa 267 (3) 173 Droissat & Azandi 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 photo fide;