Cyrtochilum amphiglottii (Rchb.f.) Dalström 2020 SECTION Angustatium


Photo by © Esteban Dominguez/Drawing by Stig Dalstrom

Common Name The Wide Lipped Cyrtochilum [believed to be a mispelling of Ampliglottis and not someones name]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations above 2200 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms on an erect, corymbose inflorescence.

"Recent observations of living plants in the field by Fernando Ramírez, Esteban Domínguez, Sebastián Moreno, Sebastián Vieira and others show a very large and sturdy-looking plant that displays the distinguishing floristic features of Cyrtochilum amphiglottii, and is also coming from the same general area as the type collection of Odontoglossum amphiglottii. The straight and erect corymbose inflorescence of C. amphiglottis differs from the generally laxly arching and loosely branched inflorescence of the sympatric C. sodiroi. The flowers of the former appear to be consistently rosy purple, while the flowers of the latter vary considerably from white to pale yellow with purple to brown spots and stripes." Dalstrom 2020


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 20(1). Dalstrom & Trujillo 2020 photo/drawing fide