Cycnoches dianae Rchb.f. 1852 SECTION Heteranthae Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Pale Cycnoches [Greek Goddess of the Moon]

Flower Size 2.2" [5.5 cm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with short pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 5, lanceolate, acuminate, 5 nerved leaves that blooms in the winter on a lax, pendant, 11" [27.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cycnoches albidum Kraenzl. 1909; Cycnoches egertonianum var. dianae (Rchb.f.) P.H.Allen 1952

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 56. Panama Schlechter 1922; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 as C albidum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Cycnoches egertonianum var dianae; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997;

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