Neodryas weberbauriana = Cyrtochilum sp SECTION Neodryas Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website


Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name Weberbauer's Neodryas [German Orchid Gardener 1900's]

Flower Size 1/4" [.5 cm]

Found in Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations around 2650 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with oblong-ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs subtended by 1 to 2 foliaceous bracts with a single, apical, lanceolate, conduplicate towards the base leaf that blooms in the fall and spring on a erect, pedunculate raceme or a short branched panicle, 4 3/8" [11 cm] long, few to several [5 to 7] flowered inflorescence with infundibuliform, acuminate floral bracts arising on a newly matured pseudobulb with campanulate flowers.

Said to be a synonym of Neodryas rhodoneura Rchb. f. 1852.

Synonyms *Cochlioda weberbaueriana Kraenzl. 1916; Neodryas weberbaueriana (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Neodryas weberbaueriana; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 518 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 2 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Cyrtochilum rhodoneurum