Cyrtochilum lapacense (R.Vásquez & Dalström) Dalström 2001 Photo by © Steven Beckendorf and his Picssr Orchid Photo Website

Another flower Photo by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name The La Paz Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

This epiphytc species is found in northern Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short, repent rhizome giving rise to obclavate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 8 to 10, distchous, articulate, basally conduplicate, foliaecous above sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, loriform, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on 1 to 2, axillary, erect, 80" [200 cm] long overall, peduncle with 2 to 3, adpressed, triagular bracts, paniculate, green with dark purple spots, short branched, divaricate, each 2 to 4 flowered, many flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Revista Soc. Boliv. Bot. 2(1): 10, f. 7,8. 1998 as Odontoglossum lapacense drawing fide; *Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006;

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