Cyrtochilum mezae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

TYPE Drawing by Bennett & Christenson

Common Name Meza's Cyrtochilum [Peruvian Nurseryman and Collector of species current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Chachapoyas department of Peru in lower level cloud forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with an ascending, stout, woody rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by foliaceous bracts and carrying a single, apcial, erect, ligulate, acute, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an axillary, erect, extremely long-pedunculate vining, to 10' [3 meters] long, paniculate, few, short branched each branch 1 to 2 flowered, several flowered inflorescence carrying spreading flowers with deeply undulate margins


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 623 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; ; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014