Cyrtochilum distans (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1917 SECTION Myanthium Lindley

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by K. Senghas and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium

Flower and Lip comparisons

Photos by Deburgraeve, Moreno and Guttierez Morales

Common Name The Well Spaced Cyrtochilum [refers to the placing of the pseudobulbs on the rhizome]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Colombia at elevations of 2150 to 3500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several sheaths and carrying a single, linear-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, to 28" [70 cm] long, paniculate, each branch 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Odontoglossum distans Rchb.f. 1850; Oncidium distans (Rchb.f.) Beer 1854; Symphyglossum distans (Rchb.f.) Garay & Dunst. 1976; Trigonochilum distans (Rchb.f.) Senghas 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Tribus Oncidinae-Odontoglosseae Pars II Kranzlin 1922; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Odontoglossum distans drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 5 Foldats 1970 as Odontoglossum distans drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as Symphoglossum distans; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Symphoglossum distans drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997as Trigonochilum distans photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as Symphoglossum distans photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Allinace Bakers 2006; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 excluded; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2018 photo fide