Cyrtochilum betancurii Giraldo & Dalström 2012 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin

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Common Name Betancur's Cyrtochilum [Colombian Orchid Botanist current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at eleavations of 1600 to 1800 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, bracteate rhizome giving rise to distant, ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 4 to 6, distichous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, obovate, acute, conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, erect then wiry, stright to loosely flexuous, paniculaet, to 112" [2.8 m] long, basal branch longest, several, widely spaced, short, few flowered side branches, to many flowered inflorescence with adpressed, scale like floral bracts and carrying stellate, showy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 12(3): 137—142. Giraldo & Dalström 2012 2012 Drawing/photo fide