Cyrtochilum triphyllum (Ruiz & Pav.) Pupulin 2012 Photo by Stig Dalström

Type Drawing of Maxillaria triphyllum Drawing by Ruiz & Pavon

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Common Name The Three Humped Cyrtochilum [refers to the callus on the lip]

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Found in southern Ecuador and northern Peru.

CAUTION!!Pers Comm Stig Dalström: I have split “auropurpureum” into four species: C auropurpureum (the type, see Venezuelan Orchids)), C compactum (from Peru), orientale (from Ecuador) and C triphyllum (from Ecuador and Peru).

Synonyms Dendrobium triphyllum (Ruiz & Pav.) Pers. 1807; *Maxillaria triphylla Ruiz & Pav. 1798;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 69: 45 Pupulin 2012 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #7 2014 as Maxilaria parviflorum drawing fide;