Cyrtochilum revolutum (Lindl.) Dalström 2001

Flower Closeup

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Flower Closeup in situ, Cundinamarca Colombia

Plant and Flowers in situ, Cundinamarca Colombia

Photos by © Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup

Photo by © Willian Cardona

Closer Still

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Common Name The Back-Bent Cyrtochilum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador on high, brushy hillsides near the paramo [cloud forest] at elevations of 2500 to 3300 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with large, ovoid, smooth becoming wrinkled with age pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4 pairs of imbricating, distichous leaf-bearing sheaths carrying 2 apical, erect, linear, thin textured, subacute, conduplicate below into the narrow, petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the spring through summeron a basal, erect to arcuate, to 3' [to 90 cm] long, peduncle to 32" [80 cm] long, paniculate, 5 to 6 branched, each branch to 10 flowered, inflorescence arising from the leaf bearing sheaths.

The pseudobulbs can become as large as a grapefruit and the Plant in situ is usually found beneath other plants and the pseudbulbs are often hidden under mats of grass or moss giving it plenty of shade.

Synonyms Odontoglossum bogotense Schltr.1924; Odontoglossum lindenii Lindley 1852; Odontoglossum platyodon Rchb.f 1871; Odontoglossum platyotum Rchb.f 1871; Odontoglossum revolutum Lindl. 1845; Oncidium revolutum (Lindl.) Beer 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:179 Schlechter 1924 as Odontoglossum bogotense; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Odontoglossum revolutum; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #4 1967 as Odontoglossum lindenii photo fide; Venezuelan Orchids illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 as Odontoglossum lindleyanaum drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as Odontoglossum lindleyanum drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as Odontoglossum lindenii photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as O lindenii photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Odontoglossum revolutum photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Odontoglossum lindenii; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Odontoglossum lindenii drawing fide; *Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 8 2001 photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 3 2006 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 as Odontoglossum revolutum; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 as Odontoglossum lindenii; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #4 2009 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 4 Kolanowska and Szlachetko 2016 as Odontoglossum revolutum drawing good; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide

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