Cycnoches maculatum Lindl. 1840 Female Flower SECTION Heteranthae

Photo by Gena

Female flower

Hermaphroditic Flowers

Photos by Lourens Grobler.

FragrancePart shadeCoolFall

Common Name The Spotted Cycnoches

Flower Size 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela at elevations around 1300 to 1400 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with fasciculate, cylindrical to fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying plicate, articulate to the leaf sheath, oblong-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms on a male raceme, pendant, from the apical half, few to many flowered, 4 to 24" [10 to 60 cm] long inflorescence and on a female raceme, a pendant, 1 to 3 flowered, shorter than the male inflorescence and both carrying fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 9 1983 photo fide; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1985; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 male flower photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson/Escobar 1998 male flower; Orchid Digerst Vol 64 #1 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 drawing/photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 # 7 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide