Cyrtochilum hastatum (Ruiz & Pav.) Dalström 2001 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kraenzl. Photo by Guido Deburghgraeve ©


Common Name The Lance Cyrtochilum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm]

Found in Huanuco Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 2700 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a stout, creeping rhizome giving rise to distant, oval to oblong to ovate to somewhat cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped basaly by 3 pairs of conduplicate, lfoliaceous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, oblaceolat to narrowly elliptic lanceolate, acute, tapering below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an axillary, 80 to 240" [200 to 600 cm] long, twining, paniculate, branches zig zag, 6" [16 cm] long, each 3 to 6 flowered, many flowered inflorescence.

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Synonyms Cyrtochilum pavonii (Rchb.f. & Warsz. ex Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1917; Dendrobium hastatum (Ruiz & Pav.) Pers. 1807; *Maxillaria hastata Ruiz & Pav. 1798; Oncidium pavonii Rchb.f. & Warsz. ex Lindl. 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Oncisium pavonii; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as C pavonii; *Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing hmm; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006;