Cycnoches schmidtianum Christenson & G.F.Carr 2001 SECTION Heteranthae

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by A Schmidt/ TYPE Drawing by Alcantara

Common Name Schmidt's Cycnoches [Brazilian Orchid Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Peru as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte from wet montane forests with spindle-shaped pseudobulbs carrying to 7, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, pendant, 14" [35 cm] long, several to 12 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly formed pseudobulb with lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

The major difference between this and others in the section Heteranthe is the unique entire smooth lip margin with only 2 horn-like projections that stand out at a 90 degree angle frm the lip surface I have not seen the female inflorescence on this one.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 8 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 10 2002 drawing fide;