Cyrtopodium aliciae L.Linden & Rolfe 1892 Photo by Emanoel Gomes

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full sunWarm Cool Spring

Common Name Alice's Cyrtopodium [German Princess and Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Pernanbuco to Minas Gerais states of Brazil at elevations around 900 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terretsrial with robust, erect, elongate, conic-fusiform, many noded, slightly compressed laterally pseudobulbs enveloped completely by deciduous leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 7 to 10, elongate, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acute, plicate, three-nerved, erect to patent leaves that blooms in the spring on a robust, to 28" to 36" [to 70 to 90 cm] long, basal, erect, paniculate, alternately branched, each branch 6 to 10 flowered, pyramidical, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cyrtopodium edmundoi Pabst 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 1Pabst & Dungs 1975 as C edmundoi drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 1Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 1 1995 as C edmondoi photo fide; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orquideas da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 photo fide;