Cyrtopodium vernum Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881Photo by L C Menezes ="orphotdir/cyrtopvernum.jpg"> Another Flower?Photo by Emanoel Gomes

C vernum var fulvum Photo by L C Menezes


Common Name The Spring Blooming Cyrtopodium

Flower Size

Found in Distrito Federal, Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso states of Brazil as well as northeastern Paraguay in fire prone areas at elevations around 1000 meters as a warm to cool growing, rupicolus terrestrial with 2/3's buried, small, ovoid, acuminate pseudobulbs carrying many, lanceolate to linear-ligulate, rigid, more or less plicate, concave leaves that blooms in the early spring on an erect, 20 to 32" [50 to 80 cm] long overall, peduncle 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, sparsely sheathed, paniculate, few branched, never rebranching, each several flowered, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Cyrtopodium aureum L.C.Menezes 1991

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin VOl 63 # 7 1994 photo not = C poecilum; AOS Bulletin VOl 63 # 7 1994 as C aureum photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993 as C vernum var fulvum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 #7 1994 photo hmm; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as C aureum; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide