Cyrtopodium triste Rchb. f. & Warm. 1881 Photo curtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista Copyrighted by Alexandre Lopes and his Orchidstudium Website

Full sunWarm TO Cool Spring

Common Name The Dark Purple Cyrtopodium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in rocky fields in Minas Gerais State of Brazil as a just medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with numerous, small, clustered, half buried, erect to curved pseudobulbs carrying several, plicate, 3 nerved, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acute attenuate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, racemose, 20" to 28" [50 to 70 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 7 1995 photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide