!Cuitlauzina pendula La Llave & Lex. 1825

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Common Name The Pendant Cuitlauzina

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This plant is a small to medium sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte and sometime terrestrial from Sinaloa, Jalisco and Michoacan states of Mexico in oak-pine forests at elevations of 1400 to 2200 meters with a short rhizome carrying ovoid, clustered, compressed, ancipitous, dull or glossy light green, sulcate with age psuedobulbs carrying 2 apical, coriaceous, broadly ligulate, acute or obtuse, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the late spring and fall on an axillary, pendant, to 12" [30 cm] long, cylindrical, several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising vertically out of a formed new psuedobulbs leaf sheath, with the lemon-scented, waxy, long-lived flowers clustered towards the apex. This genus needs to be planted in a basket, to accommodate the pendant inflorescence, with wood chips mixed with charcoal and tree fern. They need a cool dry winter rest followed by a heavy water and fertilizer regimen after new growths are initiated in the spring which also give rise to the inflorescence.

Synonyms Cuitlauzina pendula f. rosella (Lem.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Leochilus dignathe Schltr. 1914; Lichterveldia lindleyi Lem. 1855; Odontoglossum citrosmum Lindley 1842; Odontoglossum pendulum [La Llave & Lex.] Batem. 1888; Oncidium citrosmum [Lindley]Beer 1854; Oncidium galeottianum Drap. ?

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Odontoglossum citrosmum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum citrosmadrawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961 as Odontoglossum pendulum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontoglossum citrosmum photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 5 1964 as Odontoglossum pendulum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as ODontoglossum pendulum; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 12 1980 photo as Odontoglossum pendulum; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 drawing photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 1 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 3 2005 drawing; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 5 2006 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulltin Vol 76 No 4 2007 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 9 2008 photo; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1016 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide

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