Cycnoches warscewiczii Rchb.f 1852 SECTION Eucycnoches

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Female Flower

Comparrison of C chlorochilon and C warscewiczii Flowers

Photos by George Carr

Common Name Warscewicz's Cycnoches [Polish Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 5" or less [7.5 cm or less]

This plant is found in central Costa Rica to Colombia and is an epiphytic, deciduous, medium sized, warm growing orchid found on trees and rotten logs and occasionally as a terrestrial beside rotten logs at elevatiions of 700 to 1000 meters. The new lead for the pseudobulb arises in April and quickly grows to a height of 12" with 14" [30 to 40 cm] leaves until it blooms in September-October as or after it drops it's leaves. At this time no water should be given until the new lead appears in April and it is at least 2" tall. Heavy fertilizing should follow the same schedule with a bloom buster applied once or twice in August-September. Heavily scented 4" flowers are arranged in a pendant, racemose, several flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf nodes at the apex of the newest, mature, leafless pseudobulb.

Synonyms Cycnoches tonduzii Schltr. 1923; Cycnoches ventricosum Bateman var warscewiczii [Rchb.f]P.H.Allen 1952

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Bot. Zeit. (Berlin) 10: 734. 1882; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 60. Panama Schlechter 1922; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 298. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as C tonduzii; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 as C tonduzii; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as C tonduzii drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C ventricosum var warscewiczii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 8 1983 photo fide; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1985 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 as C ventricosumphoto fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1514 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993 photo fide; Orchid Digerst Vol 64 #1 2000 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 4 2000 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammell, Herrera, Grayum and Zamora 2005; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 5 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #3 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #4 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide;AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #3 2019 photo fide;