Cochlioda beyrodtiana Schltr. 1919

Flower Closeup Photos by Peter H. Peeters and His Orchid Webpage

Inflorescence Photo by Don Dennis

Common Name Beyrodt's Cochioda [Orchid Gardener in Berlin Early 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2 [3 cm]

Found in Peru in cool wet, montane forests at elevations around 2100 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with closely spaced, ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a pair of distichous, imbricate, conduplicate, leafless and leafbearing sheaths and carrying a single, erect to spreading, apical, widest below the middle, obtuse apically, conduplicate and wedge-shaped into the short, narrow, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, to 4" [10 cm] long, 2 to 7 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through the axil of a leaf sheath and having 3 to 4 close-fitting, narrowly triangular bracts and holds the flowers towards the apex.

CAUTION This species and C noezliana are considered by many to be synmonous, I have left them separate for now pending more research.

Synonyms Oncidium beyrodtioides Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0031 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 2 2002 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium beyrodtioides; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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