Cyrtochilum macasense (Dodson) Dalström 2001Photo by © Steven Beckendorf and Orchid Photo Website

FragrancePart shadeCool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Macas Cyrtochilum [A town in Morona-Santiago Ecuador]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Napo and Morona-Santiago Ecuador to northern Peru at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with elongate-ovoid, distant on the creeping rhizome pseudobulbs enveloped completely by to 15, distichous, uppermost leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, obovate, acute, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect to arching, to almost straight, 24 to 28" [60 to 70 cm] long overall, peduncle terete, to 12" [30 cm] long, paniculate, with upto 10, spreading to somewhat ascending, weakly flexuous, 2 to 5 flowered braches, many flowered inflorescence with adpressed, scale-like bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Oncidium macasense Dodson 1996; Oncidium santiagorum Königer 1999; Trigonochilum macasense (Dodson) Senghas 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium macasense 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;