Cyrtochilum halteratum (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1917 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo by Eric Hunt , Plant grown by Marni Turkel


Common Name The Dumbbell Shaped Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 2.6 to 3.6" [6.5 to 9 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 2300 to 4000 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with conical, compressed pseudobulbs subtended by several leaf bearing sheaths with oblong-ligulate, broadly linear or oblanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on a flexuous, 4 to 8' [120 to 240 cm] long, twining, paniculate, branched at irregular intervals, the few flowered branches short to 6" [15 cm], 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence with large boat-shaped bracts occuring in the winter and spring.

Synonyms Cyrtochilum superbiens (Rchb. f.) Kraenzl 1917; *Oncidium halteratum Lindl. 1845; Oncidium inferlobum hort. 1872; Oncidium superbiens Rchb. f. 1849; Oncidium undulatum Warner & B.S. Williams 1889

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Oncidium superbiens; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Oncidium superbiens; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium superbiens; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as C superbiens drawing fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Oncidium superbiens drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Oncidium superbiens; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C superbiens; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as Oncidium superbiens drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 as C superbiens photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as C superbiensphoto fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as C superbiens photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 1 1998 photo; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing pg 103 not; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo as C superbiens; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as C sp # 3 pg 57 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium haleratum photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as C superbiens photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing ok