Cyclopogon pululahuanus Dodson 1994 Drawing by Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Partial shade cool cold

Common Name The Mt Pululahua Cyclopogon [A mountain in Ecuaor]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of obliquely ovate to elliptic, acuminate, light green on both sides, cuneate below into the 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, twice as long as the ovary in length floral bracts.

"This species is similar to Cyclopogon luerorum Dodson but the plant is larger, the flowers more densely arranged, the claw of the blade of the lip is cuneately narrowed with a prominent pair of fleshy calli protruding from the apex of the claw over the base of the apical lobe of the lip." Dodson 1994


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 19(2): 130-131 Dodson 1994 Drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2005