Cyrtopodium macrobulbum (Lex.) G.A.Romero & Carnevali 1999

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Another Closeup

Plant in situ in Mexico

Photos by Weyman Bussey

Drawing Drawing by © J C Chab courtesy of Carnevali

Common Name The Large Bulbed Cyrtopodium

Flower Size 1.08" [2.7 cm] long,

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of sea level to 900 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial or lithophyte with erect, rigid, long-fusiform, somewhat laterally compressed, enveloped in youth by foliaceous sheaths and carrying attenuate, acute, conspicuously 3 nerved leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, to 44" [1.1 meter] long, paniculate, peduncle purple, enveloped by a few large, somewhat undulate, greenish yellow sheaths, many flowered inflorescence.

Found in Mexico and according to Weyman Bussey has to be different than C punctatum because of C macrobulbum has protuberances around the lip margin.

Most authorities place this taxon as C punctatum.

Synonyms Cyrtopodium macrobulbum f. salvadorense (Hamer & Garay) G.A.Romero & Carnevali 1999; Cyrtopodium punctatum var. salvadorense Hamer & Garay 1981; *Epidendrum macrobulbon Lex. 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as C punctatum var salvadorense drawing/photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as C punctatum var salvadorense drawing fide; Harvard Pap. Bot. 5 #2: Carnevali etal. 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;