Cyrtopodium eugenii Rchb. f. 1881 Photo by Emanoel Gomes

Side View of Flower Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Plant in situ Minas Gerais Brazil Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part sun Cool Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning Eugene's Cyrtopodium [Danish Plant Collector Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil on the road between Datas and Presidente Kubichek at elevations around 900 to 1250 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with smaller [to 6"], fusiform, clustered pseudobulbs partially enveloped by leafless and leaf-bearing sheaths that soon become deciduous and carrying erect, narrowly lanceolate, green, glaucous leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a basal, erect, 4'4" [1.3 m] long, several to many flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawings fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 3 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 7 1994 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 7 1995 photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 drawing/photo fide;