Cyrtochilum davisii (Rchb.f.) Dalström 2001 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin Photo by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Davis' Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Peru possibly at elevations around 2900 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a creeping rhizome with 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] between each ovoid-oblong, rather deeply longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs enveloped basllly by several, foliaceous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, narrowly lanceolate to strap shaped, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms on an axillary, on a mature pseudobulb, stout, to 120" [300 cm] long, loosely and irregularily, shortly branched, 3 to 5, sometimes to 10 flowers per branch, successively many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Oncidium davisii Rchb. f. 1876;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as C davisii; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006;