Cyrtochilum verstraeteanum Dalström & Deburghgr. 2015 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin Photo by © Guido Deburghgraeve

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Stig Dalström

Common Name Hendrik Verstraete's Cyrtochilum [Belgian Orchid Nuseryman current]

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Venezuela without locality as a cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, bracteate rhizome giving rise to distant, elongate ovoi pseudobulbs envelope dbasally by 9 to 10 distichous, foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, conduplicate, elongate-elliptic, narrowly acute to acuminate, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring in cultivation on an axillary, from the uppermost sheath, wiry, 12'2" [to 365 cm] long overall, paniculate, distantly few branched, each few flowered, several flowered inflorescence.

Differs most from C falcipetalum in the broader and more developed lip callus and a broadly angular, campanulate anther cap C falcipetalum has a smaller and less developed lip callus and a more globular, campanulate anther cap.

The C falcipetalum group consists of C detortum, pozoi, lamelligerum, verstraeteanum and C falcipetalum.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay as Oncidium falcipetalum not = C verstraeteanum drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 as Oncidium falcipetalum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Oncidium falcipetalum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela Dunsterville 1987 as Oncidium falcipetalum drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Oncidium falcipetalum drawing fide; *Orchideen J. 22: 13 Dalström & Deburghgraeve 2015 drawing/photos fide