Cyrtochilum caespitosum (Rolfe) Dalström 2001 Photo by © Guido Deburghgraeve and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo by Philipp Weigell and Wikipedia Cyrtochilum page

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Common Name The Caespitose Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forest on lower limbs and small tree trunks at elevations of 1400 to 2400 meter as a small sized, cool to cold growing, creeping, subcaespitose epiphyte with narrowly ovate-elliptic, lightly complanate, conspicuously spotted, dark greenish brown pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 to 3 pairs of leafless and leaf bearing, conduplicate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect,ligulate, obliquely bilobed apically, conduplicate below into the tapered, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and early fall on an axillary, terete, erect-arching, 5" [12.5 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with a single tubular bract above the middle and small, clasping floral bracts and carrying 5 to 7, non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Dasyglossum quadridentatum (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Königer 2010; Odontoglossum pusillum C.Schweinf. 1946; Odontoglossum quadridentatum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998; *Rusbyella caespitosa Rolfe 1896; Rusbyella peruviana D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001; Rusbyella quadridentata (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Senghas 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Rusbeyella caespitosea; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Odontoglossum pusillum drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Rusbyella caespiotsa; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 584 Vasquez & Dodson 1984 as Rusbyella caespitosa drawing fide ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 166 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Rusbyella caespitosa drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 as Rusbyella caespitosa drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 522 Bennett & Christenson 1998 as Odontoglossum quadridentatum drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruvianum Plate 752 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as Rusbyella peruviana drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as Rusbyella caespitosa drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae I Jimenenz 2014 photo fide;