Cyrtochilum longifolium (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1917 SECTION Myanthium Lindley

Photo by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a the Jany Renz Herbaria


Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Flower and Lip comparisons

Photos by © Deburgraeve, Moreno and Guttierez Morales

Part shade CoolColdFall ThroughSpring

Common Name The Long Leafed Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in upper montane cloud forests at elevations around 1700 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep banks with narrowly ovate, ancipitous, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 to more pairs of leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acute or shortly acuminate, gradually long-narrowed below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on 1 to 2, axillary, from the base through a leaf sheath, slender, twining, much longer than the leaves, erect, to 22.4" [to 56 cm] long overall, peduncle to 12" [30 cm] long, with several very close bracts, arcuate, paniculate, very loose, zig zag, erect-ascending, shortly few branched, each branch few flowered, many flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Dasyglossum longifolium (Lindl.) Königer & Schildh. 1994; *Odontoglossum longifolium Lindl. 1845; Trigonochilum longifolium (Lindl.) Senghas 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth Vol 4 1961 as Odontoglossum longifolium; 1st Supplement to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as Odontoglossum longifolium; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 957 Dodson 1984 as Odontoglossum longifolium drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2018 photo fide