Cyrtopodium naiguatae Schltr. 1919Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

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

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Venezuela on open grassy slopes at elevations around 1100 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with shorterovoid pseudobulbs carrying 5 or more plicate, narrow, linear, thin, rigid, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the later spring on a basal, as a new growth arises, apically reddish, 14" [35 cm] long, paniculate, many flowered inflorescene with large red flushed bracts up to the first branchlet, each branch and flower having a large, , undulate, pale greenish brown, with light chocolate markings

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.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 43 Schlechter 1919; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57:24 Schlechter 1919 drawing fide; 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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