Cyrtochilum midas Dalström 2010

Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Another Flower

Photo by © Patricia Harding

Part shadeWarmCold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Midas Cyrtochilum [refers to the flowers that change to gold after time]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 2200 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with caespitose to slightly distant on a creeping rhizome, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped completely by 7 to 9, distichous, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, elongate-obovate, acuminate, conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, basally erect then wiry, to 5' [to 150 cm] long, paniculate, widely spaced, fractiflex to flexuous to wiry, several flowered branches, many flowered inflorescence with conspicuous, broadly elliptic, concave-involute bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #8 2011 photo fide Nomenclature notes 10 New Cyrtochilum Species Dalstrom & Higgins photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae I Jimenenz 2014 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide