Cyrtopodium palmifrons Rchb. f. & Warm. 1881

Inflorescence Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

FragranceFull sunCoolSPRING

Common Name The Palm-Leafed Cyrtopodium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Santa Catarina and Parana' states of Brazil and northern Argentina as a medium to giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, erect, fusiform-elongate, many noded pseudobulbs enveloped by grey white sheaths when young and carrying plicate, linear to elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, distichous, spreading or recurved, elongate at the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in late spring on a basal, branching, heavily bracteate, up to 5' [to 150 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising with a new growth and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Cyrtopodium palmifrons var. longifolia Rchb.f. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 1Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 9 1995 photo fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok;