Cyrtochilum colobium Dalström 2010

TYPE Drawing by © Stig Dalstrom and New Ecuadorian Cyrtochilum Species article

Common Name The Stunted Column Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in cloudforests at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters as a large sized , cold growing epiphyte that blooms in the summer on an axillary, erect then arching, paniculate, to 8" [20 cm] long overall, few branched, each slightly fractiflex branch few flowered, several flowered inflorescence with adpressed, scale-like bracts.

Similar to C confertum and C gracile but the column is shorter and the lip is smaller and elliptic and has most of its surface with the typical callus. The plant, although lost to cultivation and not recorded, is smaller as well. C sphinx isa also similar but differs in the plump, runt-like column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador #87 225[3] Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #8 2011 photo fide; Nomenclature notes 10 New Cyrtochilum Species Dalstrom & Higgins photo fide