Cyrtochilum metallicum (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1917 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin

SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin

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Common Name The Shining Metallic Cyrtochilum [refers to its shining flowers]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.6 cm]

Found in Colombia in cloud forests and blooms in the later spring on a very long, paniculate, relatively shortly branched, many flowered inflorecscence.

Synonyms *Oncidium metallicum Rchb.f. 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing not; Orchid Species Culture; Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008 Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 excluded; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide

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