Cyrtochilum dunstervilleorum Morillo & Dalström 2012 SECTION Myanthium Lindley

Photo by © Guido Deburghgraeve and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by © Morillo & Dalström and The Yumpu Website


Common Name The Dunsterville's Cyrtochilum [American Orchid Enthusiasts in Venezuela 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Tachira state of Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a bracteate woody rhizome giving rise to ovoid, slightly ancipitous, enveloped basally by up to 8, distichous, foliaceous sheaths pseudobulbs and carrying 2 apical, conduplicate, fairly rigid, midvein distinctly sulcate above, carinate below, elliptic to obovate, narrowly attenuate obtuse, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an axillary, from the uppermost sheath, erect, at least 2' [60 cm] long, paniculate, strongly fractiflex side branches, 3 to 4 flowered fractiflex branchlets, several flowered overall inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as C sp #2 pg56 photo fide; *Lankesteriana 12: 101 Morillo & Dalström 2012 drawing fide