Cycnoches chlorochilon Klotsch 1838 SECTION Eucycnoches Photo by Patricia Harding

Flower Closeup Photo by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Female Flower

Photos by David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website

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Common Name The Green-Lipped Cycnoches - in Venezuela "El Pelicano"

Flower Size 7" or less [17.5 cm]

This medium sized, epiphytic, hot to warm growing species is found from southeastern Panama, Colombia and Venezuela in semi-dense wet forests at elevations around 400 to 850 meters with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying 4 to 7, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on an axillary, pendant, 3" [7.5 cm] long, racemose, few to several flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf nodes just below the apex of the newest, mature, large, fusiform to conical pseudobulb.

Synonyms Cycnoches ventricosum Bateman var chlorochilon [Klotsch] P.H.Allen 1952

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing good; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957 drawing; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 4 1963 photo; AOS Bulletin VOl 32 No 8 1963 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C ventricosum var chlorochilon; AOS Bulletin VOl 38 No 6 1969; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 13 No 3 1979 photo; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawings fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 8 1983 photo; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawings fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007

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