Cyrtochilum compactum Ined. Photo by © Stig Dalström

Common Name The Compact Cyrtochilum

Flower Size

Found in Peru in upper level cloud forests at elevations of 2500 to 3500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial orchid

CAUTION!!! Pers comm Stig Dalström: I have split “auropurpureum” into four species: C auropurpureum (the type, see Venezuelan Orchids)), C compactum (from Peru), orientale (from Ecuador) and C triphyllum (from Ecuador and Peru).

Synonyms *Odontoglossum compactum Rchb.f. 1875

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Odontoglossum compactum; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 as Odontoglossum compactum;