Cyrtochilum ferrugineum Dalström & D.Trujillo 2010 SECTION Myanthium Lindley

Photo by © Stig Dalstrom and New Ecuadorian Cyrtochilum Species article

Common Name The Rust Colored Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in south central Ecuador and northern Peru at elevations around 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with caespitose, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 4 to 6 distichous, foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, conduplicate, narrowly obovate to elliptic, acute to shortly acuminate, subsessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on an axillary, erect to slightly arching, straight to weakly flexuous, to 6" [15 cm] long, raceme or panicle with occasional, lower, weakly flexuous, few flowered branches with adpressed, scale-like bracts and carrying stellate to slightly deflexed flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador #87 225[3] Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #8 2011 photo fide Nomenclature notes 10 New Cyrtochilum Species Dalstrom & Higgins photo fide