Cyrtochilum alboroseum (Dalström) Dalström 2001 Photo By Erica Moron de Abad © and Her Biorquidtropic Peru Lab Web Page

Another Flower type Photo By © Orchidees en Nord Web Page

Common Name The White-Rose Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Ecuador in Loja Province and Peru in scrub cloudforests just below the windswept, grassy paramo at elevations around 3000 to 3350 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with oblong to pear-shaped, slightly laterally compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 3 to 4 pairs of conduplicate, imbricating, leafless below and leaf-bearing [graduating smaller from uppermost to lower] above sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to slightly arching, oblanceolate to elliptic, acute, narrows below into the elongate, conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, erect, paniculate, several to many [15 to 20] flowered inflorescence arising through a leaf sheath axil of a mature growth with several, spreading, loosely 3 to 6 flowered branches held towards the apex

Synonyms *Odontoglossum alboroseum Dalström 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Odontoglossum alboroseum; *Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide