Cyrtopodium macrobulbum (Lex.) G.A.Romero & Carnevali 1999 Photo by © Hugo Caro and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Closeup

Plant in situ in Mexico Photos courtesy of Weyman Bussey

Common Name The Large Bulbed Cyrtopodium

Flower Size

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of sea level to 400 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial that blooms in the spring.

Found in Mexico and according to Weyman Bussey has to be different than C punctatum because of the protuberances around the lip margin.

Most authorities place this taxon as C punctatum.

Synonyms Cyrtopodium macrobulbum f. salvadorense (Hamer & Garay) G.A.Romero & Carnevali 1999; Cyrtopodium punctatum var. salvadorense Hamer & Garay 1981; *Epidendrum macrobulbon Lex. 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as C punctatum var salvadorense drawing/photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as C punctatum var salvadorense drawing fide; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide