Cyclopogon congestus (Vell.) Hoehne 1945

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Epiphytic habit

Another Epiphytic habit

Photo by Alejandro Taborda

Full Shade Cool Cold LATERFall Winter

Common Name The Congested Cyclopogon

Flower Size

Found in Paraguay, southern and southeastern Brazil and northwestern Argentina at elevations around 600 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with a few, erect, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, conduplicate petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 14" [35 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate acute bracts and as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Distinguished by the flared apex to the lip with a reniform apical lobe the lip without calli at the claw of the blade, and the lip base is sessile. The horn-like calli are mounted on rounded basal lobes.

Synonyms Beadlea congesta (Vell.) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Cyclopogon alpestris (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1881; Cyclopogon alpestris var. bidentatus Barb.Rodr. 1882; Cyclopogon bidentatus Barb.Rodr. 1882; Cyclopogon langei Schltr. 1920; Cyclopogon saxicola Schltr. 1922; *Serapias congesta Vell. 1831; Spiranthes alpestris Barb.Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Hoehne 1945 as C langei; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 3 Orchidoideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2003 photo good; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok; Flora of Ecuador 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson 2005 as C bidentatus; The Organ Mountain Range, ite History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 drawing/photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 2019 photo fide as C langei