Cyrtochilum cochleatum (Lindl.) Dalström 2013 SECTION Aurieum

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers

Photos by © Patricia Harding and The Species Identification Task Force Website

Common Name The Shell Cyrtochilum [refers to the convex lip]

Flower Size

Found in southern Ecuador as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial and differs most from the other "aureum" by the 3 fingers at the base of the lip. C mystacinum has many short fingers and C rigidum has none. C aurem is bicolored and has a crown of elongate basal fingers

Synonyms Odontoglossum cochleatum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1886; Odontoglossum crocatum Linden & Rchb. f. 1867; *Oncidium cochleatum Lindl. 1838;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium cochleatum; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as Oncidium cochleatum; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as C aureum Right photo fide; *Orchids[AOS] Vol 82, Pg 118 Dalstrom 2013 photos fide; LANKESTERIANA 20(1) Dalstrom & Trujillo 2020