Cyclopogon macer Schltr. 1921 Drawing by Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Meager Cyclopogon

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Pichincha and Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a basal rosette, light green on both sides, obliquely narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate below into the slender, canaliculate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, enveloped by 3 to 4 appressed, acuminate, decreasing in size upwards, secund, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, twice as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Distinguished its epiphytic habit, by the flared apex of the lip with a transversely reniform apical lobe and the peduncle shorter than the rachis carrying secund flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 47:77 1929 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945; Flora of Ecuador #9 225 [1] Orchidaceae Garay 1978 as synonym of Beadlea peruviana; rquideologia Vol 19 #2 1994 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador # 76 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson/Luer 2005 drawing fide