Cycnoches suarezii Dodson 1989 SECTION Heteranthae Photo by Philippe Lemettais and Association Auboise d'Orchidophilie Exotique Website


Common Name or Meaning Suarez' Cycnoches [Ecuadorian Original Collector of species current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet tropical forests at elevations around 450 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with elongate, swollen, 10 to 15 noded pseudobulbs enveloped completely by distichous, foliaceous leaf sheaths and carrying thin, plicate, prominently veined beneath, elliptic, acute to acuminate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a male flowered, axillary, to 14" [to 35 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence and if female flowered, axillary, shorter, with 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 431 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing/photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005