Cyrtochilum hoeijeri (Dalström) Dalström 2001 Photo by © Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Stig Dalstrom


Common Name Hoeijer's Cyrtochilum [Swedish orchid Enthusiast 20th cen]

Flower Size .32" [.8 cm]

Found in Azuay and Loja Ecuador in upper level cloud forests at elevations around 2500 to 2900 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with caespitose, narrowly-ovoid sllightly ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 6 to 7 distichous, uppermost foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single conduplicate, linear to narrowly ovate, acuminate, subpetiolate basally leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 1 to 2, axillary, arising from the uppermost sheaths, erect, suberect to arching, to 4.8 to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, peduncle with 1 to 2 adpressed scale like bracts, racemose to paniculate inflorescence with similar yet smaller floral bracts and carrying 2 to 9 flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Dasyglossum hoeijeri (Dalström) Königer 2010; *Odontoglossum hoeijeri Dalström 1999; Trigonochilum hoeijeri (Dalström) Senghas 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Trigonidium hoejeri; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 as Odontoglossum hoejeri photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; Flora of Ecuador #87 225[3] Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide;