Cyrtopodium naiguatae Schltr. 1919Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

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Common Name The Naiguata Cyrtopodium [A mountain in northern Venezuela]

Flower Size

Found in northern Venezuela at elevations around 1900 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the later spring

Cyrtopodium naiguata is similar to other terrestrial species with exposed pseubobulbs and spotted flowers such as C. paniculatum and C. macrobulbon, but distinct by the smaller pseudobulbs and non-articulate leaves.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as C cristatum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela , An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as C cristatum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Second Edition Vol 1 Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing fide

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