Cyrtopodium parviflorum Lindl. 1843

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Another Color Form

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Full sunCool Spring

Common Name The Small Flowered Cyrtopodium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, French Guiana, Surinam, Bolivia and Bahia, Brasilia, Goias, Mato Grasso and Minas Gerais states of Brazil in rocky fields at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with conical to 6" [15 cm] tall pseudobulbs enveloped by foliaceous, deciduous sheaths and carrying grass-like, deciduous leaves that blooms in the spring on a mature leafless pseudobulb with an erect, basal, stout, 15 1/5" [38 cm] long, racemose to paniculate, several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Cyrtopodium broadwayi Ames 1922; Cyrtopodium falcilobum Hoehne & Schltr. 1921; Cyrtopodium paynei Ruschi 1969

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 as C falcilobum drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960 as C broadwayii; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing okish; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as C falcilobum drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo okRudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 as C falcilobum; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 7 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 6 1996as C falcilobum photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 drawing/photos fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2009 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #8 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #7 2014 as Bletia parviflora drawing fide;