Cyrtochilum edwardi (Rchb. f.) Kraenzl. 1917 SECTION Myanthium Lindl. Photo by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Comparison of C ionoplocon [to the left] to C edwardii [to the right]

Another Flower Photo by © Dale & Deni Borders.


Common Name Edward's Odontoglossum [German Orchid Collector in South America 1800's]

Flower Size about 1" [about 2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte at elevations around 2300 to 2700 meters with ovoid-pyriform, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several pairs of distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, ligulate, subcoriaceous, acute, conduplicate beow leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a usually erect, dull crimson below, pale green above, many branched, rebranching, somewhat vine-like, to 3 to 4' [90 to 120 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant, showy flowers.

This is a true color photo, absolutely fabulous no?

Synonyms Cyrtochilum eduardii (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1917; Dasyglossum edwardii (Rchb. f.) Königer & Schildhauer 1996; Odontoglossum eduardii Rchb. f. 1878; Odontoglossum edwardii Rchb. f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum edwardii drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 # 9 1958 as Odontoglossum edwardsiiphoto fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Odontoglossum edwardii; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 11 1983 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 6 1987 postage stamp good; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994 drawing/photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Odontoglossum edwardii; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 #2 1998 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as C edwardii; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 as Odontoglossum edwardii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #4 2011 Photo fide;