Cyrtochilum album (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SECTION Neodryas Photo by and The Orchid Society of Great Britain

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Bennett & Christenson and href=""> The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The White Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Huanuco Peru in cloud forests on exposed slopes at elevations around 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with narrowly ovoid, somewhyat compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by bracts with the uppermost being subfoliaceous, carrying a single, oblanceolate, long-attenuate below to the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later winter on axillary, to 6" lax, paniculate, several flowered inflorescence carrying campanulate, adpressed to the rachis flowers

Synonyms * Neodryas alba D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 719 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as Neodryas alba drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001