Cirrhaea fusco-lutea Lindley 1833 Photo by © Lauro de Araujo Silva Neto


Plant Photo by © Lauro de Araujo Silva Neto

Plant in situ in Boia Ceia Brazil Elevation 30 meters Photo by ©Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Deep Yellow Cirrhaea

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic species occurs in southeastern Brazil in the State of Sao Paulo in the Atlantic Rain Forest at elevations around 500 meters with clustered, ovoid, dark green to yellow, furrowed and ridged pseudobulbs carrying a solitary, apical, broadly lanceolate, petiolate, dark green, glabrous, thick, obscurely plicate leaf and blooms on a pendant, long, basal inflorescence that flowers for a short period of time in the winter carrying up to 20, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cirrhaea saccata Lindl. 1839; Scleropteris flava Scheidw. 1839

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C saccata; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C saccata drawing fide; Orchidaceae Braziliense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 as C saccata drawing fide; An Illustrated Encyclpedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 as C sacatta photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; Orchidaceae Brasiliense Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok