Cycnoches aureum Lindl. & Paxton 1852 SECTION Heteranthae

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FragrancePart shade WarmFall Winter

Common Name The Golden Cycnoches

Flower Size 2" [5cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 500 to 600 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing epiphyte with elongate, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying several basally clasping, plicate leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a pendent, several flowered inflorescence with fragrant ripe fruit scented flowers.

Synonyms Cycnoches egertonianum var. aureum (Lindl. & Paxton) P.H.Allen 1952

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Cycnoches egertonianum var aureum; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016;