Cyrtidiorchis alata (Lindl.) Rauschert 1982

Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Side View

Photo by Guenther Gerlach

Lip Detail

Plant and Flower Photo by Danny Lentz ,

Side View Of Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Pollinated flower?

Another Angle Pollinated flower?

Plant in situ Peru Pollinated flower?

Photos by Rebecca Repasky and Atrium Biodiversity Information site Website

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Winged Cyrtidiorchis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southwestern Ecuador and Peru in seasonally dry montane forests at elevations of 2000 to 2600 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing epiphyte with 2 growth forms, the first, a short rhizome giving rise to large, ovoid, lightly compressed, deciduous pseudobulbs with roots and carrying 2 apical, oblong ligulate, obtuse, conduplicate at the subpetiolate base leaves and the second, a branching stem with no pseudobulbs and no roots carrying deciduous, foliaceous, oblong-ligulate, acute bracts all along the length with persistent sheathing bracts that blooms in the spring on an axillary, subsessile, .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Camaridium alatum Lindl. 1845; Chrysocycnis glumaceum L.O.Williams 1940; Cyrtidium alatum (Lindl.) Garay 1962;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 422 Dodson 1982 as Cyrtidium alatum drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 photo not = C stumpflei; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as C stumpflei not photo fide; Flora of Ecuador #76 225 [2] Orchidacaeae AA - Cyrtidiorchis Dodson Luer 2005 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide;