Cyrtochilum volubile Poepp. & Endl. 1836 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin Photo by Patricia Harding

Another Flower Form Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website

What has been known as Oncidium corynephorum is certainly a subspecies but may be a free standing species, stay tuned. Photo by Eric Hunt , Plant grown by Marni Turkel


Common Name The Turning Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Peru and Brazil? in wet forests in underbrush at elevations around 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with clustered, narrowly oblong-cylindrical, ribbed, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few pairs of short-lived, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 to 3 apical, linear-oblanceolate, acute or acuminate, conduplicate below into the petiole-like base leaves that blooms in winter and spring and early summer on an axillary, 84" to 276" [1 to 7 meters] long, scandent, loosely branched, fractiflex, short, widely spaced branches each carrying 3 to 5 flowers, many flowered inflorescence arising from a maturing pseudobulb.

Synonyms Cyrtochilum incarum Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium corynephorum Lindl. 1838; Oncidium incarum (Kraenzl.) C.Schweinf. 1949 Oncidium volubile (Poepp. & Endl.) Cogn. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as C inacarum drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 azs Oncidium incarum; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Oncidium volubile; Icones Pantarum Tropicarum Plate 130 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Oncidium incarum drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0102 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Oncidium volubile drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 1 1998 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #1 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing fide; Machu Picchu Orchids Christenson 2003 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 as C microxiphium not photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006 as C incarum; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 as C pastazae photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 4 Kolanowska and Szlachetko 2016 drawing good fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #5 2019 photo fide;