!Cyrtopodium andersonii (Lamb. ex Andrews) R. Br. 1813

Photo by Patricia Harding


Photos courtesy of David Jubineau


Common Name Anderson's Cyrtopodium [Swedish Orchid Collector In Brazil early 1800's]

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4 cm]

Found in Florida, Cuba , Trinidad & Tobago and the Windwards as well as French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil on sandy rocky savannahs at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with cane-like pseudobulbs with clasping leaf sheaths and blooms in the winter and spring on a basal, elongate, paniculate, to 5' 11" [to 200 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence that arises with a new growth and carries fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Cymbidium andersonii Lamb. ex Andrews 1811; Cyrtopodium andersonii var. flavescens (Cogn.) Cogn. 1901; Cyrtopodium flavescens Cogn. 1895; Cyrtopodium roraimense L.C.Menezes 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97- 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97- 114 Hoehne 1942 as C andersonii var flavescens; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1959 as C engelii not = C andersonii drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; The Native Orchids Of Florida Luer 1972 Drawing/photo fide; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 1Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 not = C andersonii; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = C andersonii drawing fide; Catalogo Descriptivo de las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; The Illustrated Encyclpedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 3 1995 photo fide; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 7 1996 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol65 #9 1996 photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as C roiraminense; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1245 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 drawing fide;