Cyrtochilum brachypterum Kraenzl. 1922 Drawing by © Rchb.f

Common Name The Short Winged Cyrtochilum [refers to the column]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia and northwestern Venezuela

Pers Comm Stig Dalsrom "The only illustration I have on this rare species (possibly from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta) is a drawing from the herbarium in Vienna (Reichenbach’s drawing). There is also a good herbarium specimen so it does represent a valid species despite Kew’s opinion that it is a nomen nudum. I have seen a photo of it in an old Orquideología volume but cannot remember which one."

Synonyms Oncidium brachypterum Linden & Rchb.f. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014