Cyrtochilum corniculatum Dalström 2012

TYPE Drawing by © Stig Dalstrom


Common Name The Small Horned Cyrtochilum [refers to the small horns on the base of the lip

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 8 to 10 distichous, foliaceous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, conduplicate, narrowly elliptic to obovate, acuminate, conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 1 to several, axillary, erect, then wiry, long pedunculate, 32 to 60" + [80 to 150 cm +] long overall, paniculate, fractiflex to flexuous, widely spaced side branches to 4" [10 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered, many flowered inflorescence with adpressed, scale like floral bracts and carrying stellate flowers.

Stig Dalström "Cyrtochilum corniculatum differs from all other small-flowered Cyrtochilum species by the combination of a column with two large ventral, lamellate angles, and a cordate, cupulate lip with a callus of two basal, falcate corniculate denticles."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 12[3]: 147 Dalström 2012 drawing fide