Cyrtopodium vernum Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881Photo by Emanoel Gomes

EARLY EARLY

Common Name The Spring Blooming Cyrtopodium

Flower Size

Found in Distrito Federal, Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso states of Brazil as well as northeastern Paraguay in fire prone areas at elevations around 1000 meters as a warm to cool growing, rupicolus terrestrial with 2/3's buried, small, ovoid, acuminate pseudobulbs carrying many, lanceolate to linear-ligulate, rigid, more or less plicate, concave leaves that blooms in the early spring on an erect, 20 to 32" [50 to 80 cm] long overall, peduncle 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, sparsely sheathed, paniculate, few branched, never rebranching, each several flowered, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Cyrtopodium aureum L.C.Menezes 1991

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide

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