Cyrtopodium pallidum Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Another Flower?

Inflorescence? Photos by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Full sun Cool LATESpring

Common Name The Pallid Cyrtopodium

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in Brazil and Paraguay in dry fields as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with erect, small pseudbulbs carrying plicate, 3-nerved, erect, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms on a basal, erect, thin, racemose, 16 to 24" [40 to 60 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

CAUTION!!!!!!I have more confidence in the first photo than in the other 2 as I have know Dalton for years and he is very knowledgable about Brazilian Orchids. I do not have any good references and the only other photo I can find in my literature is Lou Menezes but it is different than both of these. Hoehne has a drawing in Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 but it is inconclusive but matches Dalton's photo best.

Synonyms Cyrtopodium pallidum fo. major Hoehne 1942

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide to the second photo