Cyrtochilum ligulatum (Ruiz & Pav.) Mansf. ex Dalström 2001 SECTION Myanthium Lindley


Plant and Flowers Photos by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Spoon Shaped Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .32" [.8 cm]

Found in Peru with cylindric, tapering towards the apex pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by several, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, strap-shaped leaves that blooms on an erect to ascending, paniculate, lower branches slightly fractiflex, racemose towards the apex, few to many flowered inflorescence with minute, triangular, scarious floral bracts and carrying spreading flowers.

Synonyms Cyrtochilum myrianthum (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1917; Dasyglossum depauperatum (Kraenzl.) Königer & Schildh. 1994; Dasyglossum myrianthum (Rchb.f.) Königer & Schildh. 1994; Dendrobium ligulatum (Ruiz & Pav.) Pers. 1807; Irenea myriantha (Rchb.f.) Szlach., Mytnik, Górniak & Romowicz 2006; *Maxillaria ligulata Ruiz & Pav. 1798; Odontoglossum depauperatum Kraenzl. 1906; Odontoglossum ligulatum (Ruiz & Pav.) Garay 1962; Odontoglossum myrianthum Rchb.f. 1856; Trigonochilum depauperatum (Kraenzl.) Senghas 2003; Trigonochilum myrianthum (Rchb.f.) Senghas 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Cyrtochilum myrianthum drawing ok; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Odontoglossum depauperatum; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Odontoglossum myrianthum; Orchid Species Culture: Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Trigonochilum myrianthum photo good; Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; Orquideologia Vol 23 #2 2004 as Trigonochilum myrianthum ; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 as C mendax photo fide;