Cyrtopodium fowliei L.C.Menezes 1995 Photo and Collection sheet by © Orchid Herbarium of Oakes Ames Harvard College

Another Flower Photo by L C Menezes


Common Name Fowlie's Cyrtopodium [American Orchid Enthusiast In Brazil 1900's]

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Brazil and Bolivia in sandy savannahs with stagnant standing water at elevations of 100 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with ovoid, elongate pseudobulbs carrying coriaceous, plicate, acute leaves that blooms in the later winter and spring on a racemose, erect, 18 to 24" [45 to 60 cm] long, basal inflorescence.

Synonyms Cyrtopodium poecilum f. minor Hoehne 1942; Cyrtopodium poecilum var. crispa Hoehne 1916; Cyrtopodium poecilum var. crispum Hoehne 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 1 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 11 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo good;