Cyrtochilum deburghgraeveanum Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2012 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin

Photo by © Guido Deburghgraeve and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Deburghgraeve's Cyrtochilum [Belgian Orchid Enthusiast and Cyrtochilum Aficionado current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Amazonas Peru at elevations around 2200 to 2800 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a caespitose to slightly creeping, bracteate rhizome giving rise to oblong-ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 7 to 8, distichous sheaths and carrying distantly 2, apical, narrowly elliptic to slightly obovate, narrowly acute to broadly acuminate, conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, erect then wiry, flexuous, paniculate, to 54" [160 cm] long, widely spaced, 3 t o5 flowered side branches, many flowered inflorescence with adpressed, involute, cucullate floral bracts and carrying stellate to slightly campanulate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 12(2): 93—99. Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2012 Drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #8 2016 as Oncidium deburgergraveeanum photo fide;