Cycnoches jarae Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989 SECTION Heteranthae Photo by Benjamin Collantes Meza

Another Angle Male Flower

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; Orchid Digerst Vol 64 #1 2000 photo fide;