Cyrtochilum longipes [Rchb.f. & Warsz] Kraenzl. 1922 SECTION Myanthium Lindl.


Photo by © Karl Senghas/drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Color Form

Photo by Marius Wasbauer

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Common Name The Long Column Foot Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador and Peru in dry grasslands above the treeline or on clay banks in wet, cloud forests at elevations of 2800 to 3300 metes as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with ovate, flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, distichous, imbricating sheaths with the uppermost being leaf-bearing that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, erect, slender, to 2'4" to 3'4" [70 cm to 1 meter] long overall, long pedunculate, paniculate, many ascending, strongly zig-zag, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, branched, many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb through the axil of the upper basal sheath and carrying campanulate flowers.

Certainly related to C rubrocallosum but differs in the callus and petal shape and column.

Synonyms Dasyglossum flavescens (Rolfe) Königer & Schildh. 1994; Dasyglossum longipes ( Rchb.f. & Warsz. ) Königer & Schildh. 1994; Odontoglossum flavescens Rolfe 1904; *Odontoglossum longipes Rchb.f. & Warsz. 1856; Trigonochilum flavescens (Rolfe) Senghas 1997; Trigonochilum longipes (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Senghas 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Odontoglossum longipes; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing ok; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Odontoglossum flavescens; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Odontoglossum longipes; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 952 Ecuador Dodson 1984 as Odontoglossum flavescens drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 958 Ecuador Dodson 1984 as Odontoglossum longipes drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearium Peruviarum Bennet & Christensen Plate 331 1995 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Trigonochilum flavescens drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearium Peruviarum Bennet & Christensen Plate 727 2001 as Odontoglossum flavescens drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 20(1) Dalstrom & Trujillo 2020