Cyrtochilum lamelligerum (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1917 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin

Flower Details

Photos by Guido Deburghgraeve

Common Name The Ledge Carrying Cyrtochilum ?

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with slender, flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating, lower leafless, upper leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, strap-shaped, widest towards the apex but tapers quickly to an acute apex, tapers gradually below the middle into the elongate, conduplicate, narrow, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring in situ on a basal, climbing, rambling, to 60" [150 cm] long, paniculate, few short, widely spaced, spreading, 1 to 3 flowered branches, many flowered inflorescence with the large, showy flowers held towards the apex.

The C falcipetalum group consists of C detortum, C Pozoi, C lamelligerum, and C verstraeteanum.

Synonyms *Oncidium lamelligerum Rchb.f. 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 2 1961 as Oncidium lamelligerum photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 973 Dodson 1984 as Oncidium lamelligerum drawing not = C ionodon; Orchid Digest Vol 60 No 2 1996 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 1 1998 photo good; Lindleyana Vol 16 no 2 2001; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium lamelligerum not = C ionodon;Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as C detortum photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing