Cyrtochilum graminoides Dalström 2001

Drawing Photo by © Karl Senghas/Drawing by Bennett & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part Shade Cool Cold LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Grass-Like Leaved Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 1800 to 3000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovoid-pyriform, lightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a short-lived sheath and carrying a single, apical, thin, linear, attenuate below into the narrow conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, terete, racemose, 10" [25 cm] long, shorter than the leaf, rachis to 2.4" [6 cm] long, few to 7 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with spaced, infundibuliform bracts and ovate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Dasyglossum graminifolium (C.Schweinf.) Königer & Schildh. 1996; *Odontoglossum graminifolium C.Schweinf. 1946; Trigonochilum graminifolium (C.Schweinf.) Senghas 1999

References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Odontoglossum graminifolium drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 131 Bennett & Christenson 1993 as Odontoglossum graminifolium drawing fide; *Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae I Jimenenz 2014 photo fide;

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