Cyrtochilum ixioides Lindl. 1833 SECTION Myanthium Lindl.

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Photos by Guido Deburghgraeve

Part Shade Cold Winter Spring

Common Name The Ixia-Like Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca department of Colombia in scrub and grass in paramo at elevations of 3000 to 3600 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with small pear-shaped, sulcate with age pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 5, leathery, foliaceous, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate sheaths and carrying 2, apical, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on a 12" [30 cm] long, erect to slightly arching, loosely, 7 flowered, racemose, on one side of the inflorescence arising through a leaf sheath.

Synonyms Cyrtochilum narthecioides Kraenzl. 1922; Odontoglossum narthecioides (Kraenzl.) Garay 1968; Odontoglossum ixioides (Lindl.) Lindl.1845; Oncidium ixioides (Lindl.) Beer 1854;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as C narthecioides drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Odontoglossum ixioides; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 as Odontoglossum ixioides; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide