Cyclopogon pelagalloanus Dodson 1994 Drawing by Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Partial shade cold

Common Name The Pelagallo Cyclopogon [A locality in Ecuador]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pichincha province of Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of obliquely elliptic, acuminate, light green with a broad white stripe down the mid vein and each lateral vein and has a narrow pink line on either side of the white stripe, the underside pink, cuneate below into the pink, canaliculate, petiolate base that blooms on a terminal, erect, 3 to 4 appressed, acuminate sheaths decreasing in size upwards, loosely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, equal to the ovary in length floral bracts.

"This species is similar to Cyclopogon gracilis Schltr., but the base of the lip is sessile, expanding cuneately to the lateral lobes, the horn-like basal calli are inserted on the lateral lobes of the lip, and the lateral lobes of the lip are about equal in width to the apical lobe" Dodson 1994


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 19 #2 pg 128-130 Dodson 1994 Drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2005