Cyrtochilum gentryi Dalström & W.E.Higgins 2020 TYPE Drawing by © Stig Dalstrom

Common Name Gentry's Cyrtochilum [American Collector of the type later 1900's]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador on the upper plateau of the Cordillera del Cóndor at elevations of 2000 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a bracteate rhizome giving rise to distinctly distant, ovoid-elongate pseudobulbs enveloped by 5 to 6, distichous, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, conduplicate, lanceolate, narrwoly acute, subapiculate leaves that blooms in the winter on 1 to 2, erect, axillary, basal, arising on a deveoping growth, to [37 cxm] long overall, peduncle straight, provided with scale-like, adpressed, acute bracts, rachis 1.4 to 2.4" [3.5 to 6 cm] long, fractiflex, racemose to paniculate with widely spaced, indistinctly flexuous, side branches, several flowered inflorescence with scale-like, adpressed, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying dark brown flowers with a yellow lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 20(2) 159 Dalstrom & Higgins 2020 drawing fide.