Cyrtochilum xanthocinctum Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2012 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin TYPE Drawing by © Stig Dalström


Common Name The Yellow Belt Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in northeastern Amazonas Peru at elevations around 2400 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with caespitose, broadly ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 4 to 6 distichous, foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2 apical, obovate,a cute, conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an axillary, erect then wiry, to 60" [25 cm] long, paniculate, distantly few branched, 1 t ofew flowered, several flowered inflorescence with large, conspicuous, involute cucullate floral bracts and carrying stellate, showy flowers.

Similar to C macranthum but C xanthocinctum differs in the brown petals with strikingly contrasting yellow borders as well as the lateral callus keels on the lip that are more laterally spread.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 12(2), Dalstrom & Ruiz Perez 2012 as Odontoglossum peruvianum