Cyrtochilum pardinum Lindl. 1833 Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Lip Detail Photo by © Eric Hunt

Common Name The Light Brown Cyrtochilum

Flower Size to 3" [to 7.5 cm]

Found in Narino Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in upper, wet montane forests at elevations of 2400 to 3200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte on trees in pastures and terrestrial in cloud forests with ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs that become sulcate with age and enveloped basally by imbricating, distichous sheaths with the uppermost being leaf-bearing that carry soft textured, narrowly elliptic-oblong, acute leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, erect peduncle, 4' [120 cm] long, paniculate, arching, several branched, each branch loosely 3 to 5 flowered, to 50 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb through the axil of a basal sheath.

Synonyms Odontoglossum bellum Schltr. 1921; Odontoglossum pardinum ( Lindl. ) Lindl. 1852; Odontoglossum spathaceum Lindl. 1852; Oncidium pardinum ( Lindl. ) Beer 1854; Oncidium spathaceum Lindl. ex Beer 1854; Oncidium spilotanthum [Linden & Reichenbach] Rchb. f. ex L. Linden 1882; Vierlingia dickinsoniae Königer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontoglossum pardinum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum pardinum drawing good; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten IV Peru Schlechter 1921 as Odontoglossum bellum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Odontoglossum pardinum; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8 as Odontoglossum pardinum; Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979 photo as Odontoglossum pardinum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 962 Dodson 1984 as Odontoglossum pardinum drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Odontoglossum spathaceum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Odontoglossum pardinum photo good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as Odontoglossum spathaceum photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo ok; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 as Odontoglossum pardinum; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 as Odontoglossum spathaceum; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 4 Kolanowska and Szlachetko 2016 as Odontoglossum pardinum drawing good/photo fide;

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