Cyrtochilum pozoi Königer 1994 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin Photo by © Angel Andreetta

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Koniger and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Pozo's Cyrtochilum [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Azuay Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with as ascending to erect rhizome giving rise to very narrowly ovoid, subcompressed pseudobulbs enveloped almost completely by up to 8 foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly ligulate-lanceolate, coriaceous, conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms on an axillary, twining, peduncle slender with a few close amplexicaul bracts, 6'8" to 10' [2 to 3 meters] long, paniculate, several branched each with 2 to 4, many flowered inflorescence with subinflated, cucullate floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

The C falcipetalum group consists of C detortum, pozoi, lamelligerum, verstraeteanum and C falcipetalum.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Arcula 2: 29. Koniger 1994 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium detortum photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide