Cyrtochilum decolorans Königer 2009 TYPE Drawing by © Koniger and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Color Changing Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador without locational data as a small to medium sized epiphyte with narrowly ovate, laterally compressed, roundly 2 edged pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3 foliaceous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms on a nodding, paniculate, peduncle much shorter than the rachis, 4 to 5'4" [120 to 160 cm] long overall, rachis 4 to 6 branched each branch 2 flowered, several flowered inflorescence.

The name was derived because the violet sepals and petals become bluish after some days and the yellow ends of the petals become while.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Arcula 18: 406 Koniger 2009 drawing fide;