Cyclopogon carinianus Pansarin 2013TYPE Drawing by Pansarin and The Brazilian Orchids Website


Common Name or Meaning The Cariniana Cyclopogon [Refers to a tree which this species is often found in Association with]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil at elevations around 730 meters as a small to medium sized, wark to cool growing terrestrial with rosulate, present at blooming, elliptic to lanceolate, assymetrical, dark green, membraneous, undulate margins, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the elongate, pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, spirally aranged, peduncle clear green, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, rachis maroon-green, villous, 6.4 to 13.2" [16 to 33 cm] long, to 45 flowered inflorescence with as long as or longer than the ovary, lanceolate floral bracts.

Similar to C elatus but C criniana differs in the presence of leaves at flowering, that are eliptic to widely lanceolate, assymetrical, and clear green on both sides, the sparsely flowered inflorescence, the longer floral bracts, the clear translucent green of the sepals that have maroon apices, the white, spathulate petals with maroon apices, and a lip with an exanded median lobe wth 2 maroon spots


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Brittonia 65: 102 Pansarin 2013 Drawing fide ;