Cyrtidiorchis gerardi P. Ortiz 2008

Type photos

Photos by © Ortiz, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name Gerard's Cyrtidiorchis [Colombian Collector of species current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations of 1800 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a brown, ascending rhizome giving rise to, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm], between each globose pseudodbulb enveloped by verrucose, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, oblong-elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal or from the rhizome, short, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Orquideología 25(2): 119. 2008 drawing/photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide