Cyrtopodium holstii L.C.Menezes 1993 Photo by © Maurício Periquito © and ASSOPE Website

Another Flower Photo by © Dalton Holland Baptista © and Maria Rita Cabral Orchidstudium

Common Name Holst's Cyrtopodium [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" [2.8- 3.2 cm]

Found in southern Bahia and Espirito Santo states of Brazil in sandy soil in deep shade as a small to just large sized, hot growing terrestrial needing bright sun and good drainage with fusiform, reddish, occasionally slightly arcuate pseudobulbs carrying coriaceous, acute, plicate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, basal, branched, many flowered, to 67" [170 cm] long inflorescence arising with a new growth and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cyrtopodium inaldianum L.C.Menezes 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 11 1995 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas sa Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide