Cyrtochilum panduratum Dalström & D.Trujillo 2020 SECTION Aureium

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by © Delsy Trujillo/TYPE Drawing by Stig Dalstrom


Common Name The Lute-Shaped Lip Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ancash department of Peru on high rocky slopes at elevations around 3800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing, caespitose terrestrial or lithophyte with ovoid-elongate pseudobulbs enveloped by 5 to 6, distichous, uppermost foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, conduplicate, elliptic to obovate-lanceolate, obtuse, apiculate, subpetiolate bsae leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, an almost straight to indistinctly flexuous panicle with many widely spaced, indistinctly flexuous .8 to 4" [2 to 10 cm] long side-branches, total length 47.2" [118 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with appressed, acute, shorter to as long as the ovarty floral bracts.

"From a floral morphology aspect Cyrtochilum panduratum does not seem to have any close relatives that it can be confused with. The combination of the distinctly pandurate lip lamina with a front lobe wider than the rounded basal lobes combined, together with the partially fused lateral sepals easily distinguish it from other yellow small-flowered species such as C. longipes Rchb.f. and C. soennemarkii Dalström, which have basal lobes wider than the front lobe. In overall morphological features Cyrtochilum panduratum is superficially similar to the yellow-colored C. cochleatum, C. mystacinum and C. rigidum but differs in not having any kind of apical column wings, versus large, lacerate and downward directed wings for the latter species." Dalstrom & Trujillo 2020


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 20(1). Dalstrom & Trujillo 2020 photo/drawing fide