Cyrtopodium cristatum Lindl 1841

Photo by Maarten Sepp

Another Flower Matches Pabst exactly

Photo by The Cyrtopodium cristatum Website

Another Flower Matches Zelenko & Bermudez exactly

Photo by Erica Moron Abad


Common Name The Callus Cyrtopodium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found from French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and northern Brazil at elevations of 100 to 1150 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with narrowly conic-subcylindrical, acuminate, erect pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, leafless, evanescent sheaths and carrying 4, coriaceous, erect, plicate, linear leaves that are just begining to develop at blooming which is on a basal, generally racemose, rarely paniculate, densely to subdesely many flowered in the apical portion, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, inflorescence with slightly fragrant flowers occuring in tha late winter and early spring

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 not = C naiguatae; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = C naiguatae; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plat 027 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin vol 64 No 3 1995 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orchids Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo hmm; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo ok; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide