Cycnoches egertonianum Bateman 1843 SECTION Heteranthae Photo by Gena Jogolev and her Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Color Photo by Patricia Harding

Female Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler.

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Common Name Egerton's Cycnoches [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" long to 2 1/2" across often smaller [6.75 cm or less]

This species is found in Mexico and Guatemala and then south to Colombia, Peru and Brazil at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters on tree trunks in wet forests and is a medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte that blooms mostly in the fall and winter with an arcuate to pendant, 1 1/2' to 2 1/2' [45 to 75 cm] long, many flowered male or few flowered female, racemose inflorescence that arise from the leaf nodes near the apex of the newest, mature, fusiform to conical pseudobulb with 2 to several, deciduous, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, thin leaves. Old leafless pseudobulbs and backbulbs can produce keikis

Synonyms Cycnoches amparoanum Schlechter 1923; Cycnoches densiflorum Rolfe 1909; Cycnoches egertonianum var viride Lindley 1846; Cycnoches pauciflorum Schlecter 1923; Cycnoches stelliferum Lodd. 1844; Cycnoches stenodactylon Schlechter 1922; Cycnoches ventricosum Bateman var egertonianum Hkr. 1844

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala Bateman 1843 drawing fide; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C stelliferum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 56. Panama Schlechter 1922; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 59. Panama Schlechter 1922 a C stenodactylon; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 48. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as C amparoanum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 137. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as C pauciflorum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 as C amparoanum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 as C pauciflorum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 as C stelliferum; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ok; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 1 1977; Las Orquideas De El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 645 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 9 1983 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 9 1983 photo as C stenodactylon; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 3 1985 photo fide; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1985; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1212 Hamer 1985 as C stenodactylon drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as C stenodactylon drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1418 Atwood 1992 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 photo ok; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 56 COS 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammell, Herrera, Grayum and Zamora 2005 drawing good; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide for female/photo good for male; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, etc 2005 photo fide

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