Cyrtochilum tanii Dalström 2010

Drawing by Stig Dalström

Part shade Warm Summer

Common Name Tan's Cyrtochilum [First Director of the Orchid Identification Center at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Manabi Peru in in dry scrubby forests at elevations around 400 to 600 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping bracteate rhizome, more or less caespitose to slightly distant, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 4 to 5 distichous, foliaceous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, conduplicate, linearelliptic to obovate, acute to acuminateapically, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an axillary, erect to arching, almost straight to weakly flexuous, to 3'4" [1 meters long, paniculate, widely spaced arching, few to several flowered branches, weakly flexuous sidebranches, many flowered inflorescence with adpressed, scale-like flral bracts and carrying stellate flowers with recurved segments.

This species is most likely a synonym of C articulatum which also is a synonym of C quinqueseriale with C articulatum taking precendence. Pers Comm Stig Dalström Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 753 Dodson 1982 as Oncidum cocciferum not drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium flexuosum not drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #8 2011 photo fide;