Cyrtochilum acuminatum (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SECTION Neodryas

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Part Shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Acuminate Cyrtochilum [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size .26" [6.5 mm]

Found in Peru in cold, wet cloud forests at elevations around 2500 to 1600 meters as a medium szied, cold growing epiphyte with narrowly ovoid, gently curved pseudobulbs subtended by foliaceous bracts that are shorter than the leaves and carrying a single, linear, widest towards the apex, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an axillary, erect, paniculate, branches short, each 5 to 8 flowered, to 11.2" [28 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence with minute, lanceolate-triangular, acute, half the length of the ovary floral bract and carrying campanulate flowers.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Plate 718 Bennett & christenson 2001 as Neodryas acuminata drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014 as Neodryas acuminata