Cyrtorchis acuminata (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918 SECTION Cyrtorchis

Plant and InflorescencePhoto by The Uzumara Orchid Website

Part shadehot

Common Name The Pointed Spur Cyrtorchis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in The Gulf of Guinea Islands as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect stems carrying oblong, shortly obtusely and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms on an axillary, several flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, subacute, cucullate bracts.

This one does differ from C arcuata by the length and shape of the spur but I cannot be sure if it is C acuminata

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution!!

Synonyms *Listrostachys acuminata Rolfe 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------