Cyrtochilum rubrocallosum [Bennett & Christenson] comb. novo. Pfahl 2012 SECTION Myanthium Lindl.

TYPE: Peru: Pasco: Oxapampa, exact locality not recorded, Hort, E Edwards, J Campoverde ex Bennett 7524 [Holotype: Herb Bennettianum]

Basionym and Synonyms Basionym *Odontoglossum rubrocallosum D.E.Benn. & Christenson, Icon. Orchid. Peruv.: t. 734 (2001); Synonyms: Oncidium rubrocallosum (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams, Lindleyana 21(3): 26 (2008); Trigonochilum rubrocallosum (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Senghas, J. Orchideenfr. 10: 283 (2003)

Side View of Flower

Photos by Guido Deburghgraeve and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Red Brown Calli Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 1"

Found in Peru in wet, cold cloud forests at elevations around 2800 meters as a large sized, cold growing caespitose epiphyte and probable terrestrial with close set, ovoid-pyriform, sulcate-rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 pairs of imbricate, articulated sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on an axillary, paniculate, ascending, twisting-undulate, to 5' [150 cm] long overall, short lateral, 3 to 5 flowered branches, each branch to 12" [30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying smoewhat shallowly bell-shaped flowers.

.This species does not fit well in any of the previous combinations listed below starting with the basionym Odontoglossum rubrocallosum D.E.Benn. & Christenson, Icon. Orchid. Peruv.: t. 734 (2001)

Certainly related to C longipes/flavescens but differs in the callus and petal shape and column. It may prove to be conspecific pers. comm. Dalstrom

Synonyms *Odontoglossum rubrocallosum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001; Oncidium rubrocallosum (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008; Trigonochilum rubrocallosum (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Senghas 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 724 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006 as Odontoglossum rubrocallosum; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium rubrocallosum; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014 as Odontoglossum rubrocallosum