Cycnoches jarae Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989 SECTION Heteranthae

Female Flower Photos by Lourens Grobler.

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Dodson

Part sun WarmSpringSummer

Common Name Jara's Cycnoches [Ecuadorian original collector of species]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 900 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with oblong-cylindric, widely oval in cross-section pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 5 to 13, membraneous, elliptic, plicate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on 3 to 5, lateral, racemose to singly branched, pendulous, several flowered inflorecence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0040 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992;