!Cirrhaea dependens Loudon 1850 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Inflorescence Photo by Patricia Harding

Closer Side View Photo by Stefan Paeffgen

Closer View Photo by Patricia Harding

Flower Color Variation Photo by Jean Claude George

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Inflorescence Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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Common Name The Pendant Cirrhaea

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

A Brazilian, medium sized, hot to warm growing species that has clustered, narrow grooved, egg shaped psuedobulbs with a single apical, plicate, petiolate, lanceolate leaf that blooms in the spring and summer a basal, 18" [45 cm] long, pendulous, racemose, dense, many [to 20] flowered inflorescence carrying waxy, long-lasting, color variable, fragrant flowers that open simultaneously although not fully.

They do best in a basket to accomodate the pendant inflorescence. A short rest is nessasary after blooming.

Synonyms Cirrhaea dependens var concolor Porsch 1908; Cirrhaea dependens var fryana Stein 1892; Cirrhaea dependens var livida Stein 1892; Cirrhaea dependens var ornata Hoehne 1942; Cirrhaea dependens var russeliana Stein 1892; Cirrhaea dependens var tigrina Porsch 1908; Cirrhaea dependens var violaceovirens Stein 1892; Cirrhaea dependens var violascens Stein 1892; Cirrhaea fuscolutea Hook. 1839; Cirrhaea hoffmannseggii Heynh. 1863; Cirrhaea livida Lodd. ?; Cirrhaea loddigesii Lindley 183; Cirrhaea obtusata Lindl. 1837; Cirrhaea pallida Lindl. 1837; Cirrhaea purpurascens Hoffmanns. 1844; Cirrhaea russeliana Lodd. ?; Cirrhaea tristis Lindley 1836; Cirrhaea violaceovirens Hoffmanns. 1842; Cirrhaea violascens Hoffmanns. 1842; Cirrhaea viridipurpurea [Hkr.]Lindley 1833; Cirrhaea viridipurpurea Lodd. 1833; Cirrhaea viridipurpurea var. frayana Knowles & Westc. 1839; Cirrhaea warreana Lodd. 1863; *Cymbidium dependens Lodd. 1825; Gongora viridifusca Hooker ; Gongora viridipurpurea Hkr. 1830; Sarcoglossum suaveolens Beer 1854; Scleropteris flava Scheidw. 1839

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C obtusata; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C obtusata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasiliense Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8 drawing as Cirrhaea viridipurpurea; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 5 1996 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 1 1997 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo good; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009 drawing fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brazil Vol 4 Chiron & Bolsanello 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brazil Vol 4 Chiron & Bolsanello 2014 as C nasuta drawing/photo good

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