Cycnoches guttulatum Schlechter 1922 SECTION Heteranthae

Photo by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Part shade Summer

Common Name The Small Spotted Cycnoches

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in wet tropical forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped by clasping leaf sheaths and carrying conspicuously nerved, plicate, ovate-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the summer on a pendant, 12" [30 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 646 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1994 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo fide