Cyrtopodium dusenii Schltr. 1920


Photos by Alexandre Lopes and The Orchidstudium Website

Part sun Warm Spring

Common Name Dusen's Cyrtopodium [Swedish Engineer and Orchid Enthusiast in southern Brazil earlier 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and Parana states of Brazil at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a medium sized warm growing terrestrial with oblong-fusiform; somewhat compressed pseudobulbs carrying 5 to 6 ereect-patent, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, plicate, attenuate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, few bracted peduncle, paniculate, to 12" [30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;