Cyclopogon hirtzii Dodson 1993 Photo by © Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Dodson and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Hirtz's Cyclopogon [Ecuadorian Original Collector of species current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of green with light green spots, elliptic, acute, basally rounded into the petiolate base, usually withered at blooming leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on a terminal, erect, enveloped by 3 to 4, appressed, acuminate, decreasing in size upwards sheaths, loosely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

"This species is similar to Cyclopogon gracilis Schltr, but the plant is much more robust, the flowers are more than twice as large, the lip has an oblong-elliptic isthmus, and the column is glabrous on the underside." Dodson 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 19(1): 94. Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Escobar & Dodson 1993 Photo fide; Flora of Ecuador # 76 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson/Luer 2005 drawing fide;