Cyrtochilum rostratum Schltr.1924


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Photo/Original Drawings by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Beaked Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovate, compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 pairs of leafless and leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly strap-shaped, rather leathery, obtuse leaf that blooms in the spring on an axillary, to 94" [to 240 cm] long, peduncle to 20" [50 cm] long, paniculate, widely space, shortly brached, each branch 2 to 3 flowered, many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and has short, widely spaced, 2 to 3 flowered branches

Synonyms Oncidium rostratum (Schltr.) Garay 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:110 Schlechter 1924; ; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide