Cycnoches powellii Schltr. 1922 SECTION Heteranthae Photo by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Part shade Summer

Common Name Powell's Cycnoches [Original Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm] long

Found in Panama as an epiphyte with a pendulous, laxly several flowered, 8" [20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with recurved, oblong, obtuse floral bracts that blooms in the summer on a pendent, loose, many flowered inflorescence.

For years considered a synonym of C dianae but C powellii differs in the looser inflorescence and the narrower petals which gives it an open star shaped appearance not displayed by C dianae.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 58. Panama Schlechter 1922; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 12 2003 photo fide;