Cyrtochilum luerorum Dalström 2017 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Stig Dalstrom

Part shade Cold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Luer's Cyrtochilum [Carl and Jane, American Botanists and Pleurothallidinae experts]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Carchi province of Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters as an unknow plant form that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an axillary from the base of the uppermost sheath, long and wiry to several meters long, paniculate, with widely spaced, few-flowered branches, many flowered inflorescence.

"Cyrtochilum luerorum is distinguished from the similar C. aemulum by the combination of the geniculated and rather spathulate bases of the petals, which angles the petals upwards and a glabrous, more erect and more complex lip callus versus shortly unguiculate bases of the petals, and a finely micro-pubescent and horizontally flatter and more simple lip callus of C. aemulum" Dalstrom 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 281 Dalstrom 2017 photo/drawing fide;