Cycnoches peruvianum Rolfe 1891 SECTION Heteranthae Photo by Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup Photo by Danny Lentz Plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Female Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Drawing Drawing by Dodson & Bennett

Common Name The Peruvian Cycnoches

Flower Size 1 1/2" long to 2 1/2" across

Found in Ecuador and Peru as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte from wet montane forests at elevations of 450 to 900 meters with elongate, cylindric, composed of several noded pseudobulb that is enveloped completely by several, scarious, foliaceous sheaths and carrying thin, plicate, distichous, deciduous leaves that blooms mostly in the fall and winter in situ 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.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing ok; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Die Orchideen #1 1-4 tafel 1&2 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 420 Dodson 1982 drawing not = C carrii; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0042 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Dodson/Escobar 1993 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 3 1994 photo fide; Orchid Digerst Vol 64 #1 2000 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 as C thurstonianum; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Jimenez 2014 photo fide;