Cycnoches pachydactylon Schlechter 1922 SECTION Heteranthae TYPE Drawing by Schlechter/ published in Mansfeld [1931: t. 61, nr. 243 and The Epidendra Website

Drawing Drawing by Hamer

Common Name The Broad Fingered Cycnoches

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua and Panama in wet lowland forests at elevations around 180 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with cylindrical, elongate pseudobulbs carrying elliptic, acute, 3 nerved, articulate below into the sheath leaves that blooms in the summer on an arcuate, pendent, to 32" [80 cm] long, to 35 flowered [male] inflorescence.

Part of the C egertonianum complex and often cited as a synonym of but differs in the form of the 8 lip processes that are short, broad and heavily clavate as well as the basal ligule of the triangularmidlobe of the lip is very short, broad and faintly three lobed apically.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 57. Panama Schlechter 1922; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 647 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Cycnoches pachydactylon photo good;