Cyrtochilum cupulatum (Königer) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 Photo by © Stig Dalström

Common Name The Cupule Carrying Cyrtochilum [refers to the cup shaped lip apex]

Flower Size

Found in the department of Amazonas in Peru at elevations around 2600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to narrowly ovate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs with 2 to 3 pairs of foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2 apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms on an axillary, twining, 6'8" to 10' [200 to 300 cm] long overall, peduncle 3'4" to 5' [100 to 150 cm]long, rachis more or less the same length, paniculate, 6 to 12 branched, the branches spreading, short initially, extending while in bloom and adding successive flowers, branches often with much smaller twigs, successively many flowered inflorescence carrying spicyly fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Trigonochilum cupulatum Königer 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Arcula 18: 418. Koniger 2009 as Trigonochilum cupulatum Drawing fide;