Cyrtochilum compactum Ined. Photo by © Stig Dalström

Common Name The Eastern Cyrtochilum

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador in upper level cloud forests at elevations of 2500 to 3500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial orchid

CAUTION!!! Pers comm Stig Dalström:I have since split “auropurpureum” into four species: auropurpureum (the type, see Venezuelan Orchids)), compactum (from Peru), orientale (from Ecuador) and triphyllum (from Ecuador and Peru).

Synonyms *Odontoglossum orientale Rchb.f. 1879

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Odontoglossum compactum; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 as Odontoglossum compactum;