Cyrtochilum minax [Rchb.f] Kraenzl. 1917 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin Photo by Guido Deburghgraeve


Common Name The Uprising Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 2.5" [6.25 cm]

Found in Peru near Macchu Picchu in cloud forests from altitudes of 1500 to 3600 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species that blooms in summer on an elongate, climbing, paniculate, few branched, each branch stout, 5.2 to 6.4" [13 to 16 cm] long, only a few flowers on each branch, loosely several flowered inflorescence with conspicuous, egg-shaped, acute, deeply concave floral bracts.

Synonyms Oncidium minax Rchb.f 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Ocidm minax; Lindleyana vol 16 No 2 2001; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing fide; Machu Picchu Orchids Christenson 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide