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

Plant and Flowers

Lip Detail

Another Angle Lip Detail Photo by Danny Lentz plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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 many 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 Cycnoches egertonianum group is the number of processes and horns on the lip. 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 10 21002 drawing;