Cycnoches stenodactylon Schlechter 1922 SECTION Heteranthae Photo by Katherine B Gregg

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Drawing Drawing by Hamer and Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1212 1885


Common Name The Thin FingeredCycnoches

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in rain forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with short, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 3 fully developed and a single basal, elliptic, consicuously nerved, petiloalte base leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on a pendent, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying greenish flowers with a white disc of the lip.

The Photo has both female [to the right and lefyt forefront and male flowers in the center.

The Drawing is the Type record and so is absolutely correct.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 # 9 1983 photo fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1212 Hamer 1985 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993