Cyrtochilum suarezianum J.M.H.Shaw 2014

Drawing by Bennett & Christenson

Part shade ColdFall

Common Name Suarez's Cyrtochilum [Peruvian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Huancavelica department of Peru at elevations of 2800 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing caespitose epiphyte with ovoid, elongate, lightly complanate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear, attenuate to conduplicate, channeled below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an axillary, slender, peduncle to 1.26 [4 cm] long, subdistantly 2, tubular,acute bracts above the middle, to 4.4" [11 cm] long overall, racemose, few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, as long as or longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Buesiella suarezii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 622 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as Buesiella suarezii drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014 as Buesiella suarezii;