Cyclopogon condoranus Dodson 1994 Drawing by © Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Condor Cyclopogon [refers to the Cordillera del Condor, Morona-Santiago Ecuador where this species occurs]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Province of Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a basal whorl of 3, ovate, acuminate, cuneate to basally rounded below into the elongate, canaliculate, stem clasping leaves that blooms in the winteron a terminal, erect, 5, adpressed to the stem, acuminate, distant bracts, 2 ranked, 13 or so flowered inflorescence

Similar to Cyclopogon gracilis but this one has a dorsal sepal that is elliptical and acute, the base of the lip has a claw that is longer than wide and the distance across the basal lobes of the lip is narrower than the apical lobe.

It differs form all other Cyclopogon by the lip that is apically flared with a transversely reniform apical lobe, the base of the lip is clawed, the lateral lobes are sagittate, it has large horn-like calli extending from the margin of the lateral lobes of the lip, the column is densely pubescent beneath and the leaves are green.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 19 #2 pg 123-130 Dodson 1994 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005