Cyrtochilum flavostellulare Dalström 2010 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin

Photo by © Guido Deburghgraeve


Plant and Flower in situ Ecuador

TYPE Drawing

Photo by © Ecuagenera and in situ/TYPE Drawing by Stig Dalstrom and New Ecuadorian Cyrtochilum Species article

Common Name The Yellow Star Shaped Callus Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in El Oro Ecuador to northern Peru at elevations of 1830 to 2430 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a caespitose rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by 4 to 6 distichous, foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2 apical, conduplicate, elliptic, acuminate, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, from the uppermost sheaths, stiff, erect then wiry, to 6' 8" [200 cm] long overall, paniculate, widely spaced, flexuous, few flowered side branches, many flowered inflorescence with conspicuous, involute-cucullate floral bracts and carrying somewhat stellate flowers.

Very close to C macranthum but C flavostellulare differs in the brownish lip and the bright yellow colored star shaped callus on the lip. C macranthum has a bright yellow and purple lip with a strikingly white and purple callus.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as C macranthum pg 102 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as C sp pg 103 photo fide; *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