Cyrtochilum ulopterum ined.

Photo by © Saul Ruiz at Peruflora

Another Flower Photo by © Guido Deburghgraeve

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by © Rchb.f and Xenia Orchidace vol. 2 tab. 183

Common Name The Thin Lipped Cyrtochilum

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Pers comm. Stig Dalstrom: I placed ulopterum as a synonym of C angustatum in my synopsis because it looks like it in a dried state. The type specimen consists of two dried flowers in a not so good shape. We have later found it in Peru and it is a good species though. It was described again in the same year (1872) as “Odontoglossum stenochilum”, which becomes a synonym. I treated stenochilum as a distinct species for a while but realized later that it is the same as ulopterum. The type of stenochilum consists of a single dried flower. Synonyms Cyrtochilum stenochilum (Linden & Rchb.f.) Dalström 2002; Odontoglossum stenochilum Linden & Rchb.f. 1872; *Odontoglossum ulopterum Linden & Rchb.f. 1872

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Epidendra Website Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006 as Cyrtochilum stenochilum;