!Cycnoches loddigesii Lindl. 1832 SECTION Eucycnoches Photo by Danny Lentz and The Atlanta Botanical Garden

Female Flower

Photo by David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website

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Common Name Loddiges' Cycnoches [English Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia and northern Brazil in wet forests at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing, epiphytic orchid with tall, cylindric pseudobulbs carrying several, oblong-lanceolate, plicate, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an axillary, pendant, racemose, few to several flowered inflorescence with up to 10, non-resupinate, fragrant, male or female flowers arising from the leaf nodes near the apex of the newest, mature, fusiform to conical pseudobulbs.

Synonyms Cycnoches cucullata Lindley 1837; Cycnoches loddigesii var leuchochilum Hkr. 1841; Cycnoches loddigesii var purpureum Rchb.f 1857

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 as C loddigesii var leucochilum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 as C loddigesii var purpureum; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 8 1960 photo; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide male flower/photo fide female flower; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drwaing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 8 1983 photo; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;

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