Cyrtochilum ornatum (Königer) Dalström 2001

Photo by © Stig Dalström

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by © Koniger and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Ornate Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .32" [8mm]

Found in Junin Peru at elevations around 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short rhizome carrying close set, narrowly egg-shaped, somewhat laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, distichous, overlapping, leaf bearing sheaths the upper most carrying a single, apical, thinly leathery, narrowly lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a arching to suberect, to 8" [20 cm] long, peduncle to 4.8" [12 cm] long, the 3.2" [8 cm] long, rachis with 1 to 3 ascending, to 3 flowered branches as well as the apical racemose, to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Buesiella ornata Königer 1999; Irenea ornata (Königer) Szlach., Mytnik, Górniak & Romowicz 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 585 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Buesiella ornata; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006;