Cyrtochilum scabiosum Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl. 1917 SECTION Myanthium Lindl.

Photo by © Rodrigo Escobar courtesy of Stig Dalstrom


Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Part shade Coldspring

Common Name The Scabiosa-Like Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 3600 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovate, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 pairs of leafless and leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an axillary, long, twining, paniculate, many branched, primary branches produce secondary branches, secondary branches fractiflex towards the apex, each branch few to several flowered, many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb.

Synonyms Dasyglossum scabiosum (Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl.) Königer & Schildh. 1994; Irenea scabiosa (Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl.) Szlach., Mytnik, Górniak & Romowicz 2006; Odontoglossum scabiosum Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl. 1917; Trigonochilum scabiosum (Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl.) Senghas 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Trigonochilum scabiosum drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008; Orquideas Del Valle De Aburra Medellin Colombia COS 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo not =?