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


Common Name The Luers' Cyclopogon [American Pleurothallidinae experts current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Carchi province of Ecuador at elevations around 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of green on both sides, obliquely elliptic, acute, basally cuneate into the canaliculate, slender, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, erect, enveloped by 3 to 4 appressed, acuminate, decreasing in size upwards sheaths, loosely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"This species is similar to Cyclopogon pululahuanus Dodson but the plant is smaller, the flowers are loosely arranged, the lip is sessile, the claw of the blade of the lip is ovate, the calli at the apex of the claw of the blade are smaller, and the basal lobes of the lip are wider than the apical lobe." Dodson 1994


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 19 #2 pg 127-129 Dodson 1994 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador # 76 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson/Luer 2005