Cyrtochilum verrucosum Dalström 2010

Photo by © Stig Dalström

Another Color

Photo by © Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Stig Dalström

Common Name The Warty Cyrtochilum [refers to the fields of warts surrounding the apex of the callus of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador most likely at elevations of 2500 to 2800 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a caespitoe to shortly creeping, bracteate rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 6 to 8, distichous, foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, conduplicate, linear to elongate and narrowly obovate, acute to acuminate, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an axillary, erect then arching, weakly fractiflex, to 36" [90 cm] long overall, paniculate, short, frew flowered, weakly fractiflex branches, many flowered inflorescence with adpressed, scale-like floral bracts and carrying stellate to slightly campanulate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 No 1435 as Odontoglossum sp not photo fide; *Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #8 2011 photo fide Nomenclature notes 10 New Cyrtochilum Species Dalstrom & Higgins photo fide