Cyrtochilum porrigens (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1917 SECTION Cimicifera Lindley Photos by © K. Senghas and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium

Drawing

Another Drawing

Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

FragrancePart shadeCool ColdWinterSpring

Common Name The Extended Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 1200? [1600] to 2900 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with closely spaced clump-forming growths consisting of egg to pear shaped, compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 to more pairs of conduplicate, leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, arching, linear, acute, gradually long-narrowed below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, from the base through a leaf sheath, slender, twining, much longer than the leaves, mostly pendulous, to 24" [to 60 cm] long, paniculate, many short, distichous, 2.4 to 3.1" [6 to 8 cm] between each branch, each branch to 5" [12.5 cm] long, 5 to 7 flowered each branch, many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb with several very close bracts and carrying decidedly unpleasant smelling flowers.

This species, C murinum, C diodon and C umbonatum are all very similar and may all be in one variable species complex but I have kept them separate for now.

Synonyms Cyrtochilum rotundatum (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl.1917; Cyrtochilum saltabundum (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1917; *Oncidium porrigens Rchb.f. 1868; Oncidium rotundatum Rchb.f. 1873; Oncidium saltabundum Rchb.f. 1882; Trigonochilum porrigens (Rchb.f.) Königer & Schildh. 1994; Trigonochilum rotundatum (Rchb.f.) Königer & Schildh. 1994; Trigonochilum saltabundum (Rchb.f.) Königer & Schildh.1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as C rotundatum drawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as C saltabundum drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 5 1964 as Oncidium saltabundum; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 533 Bennett & Christenson 1998 as Oncidium saltabundum drawing hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium porrigens not = C articulatum; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium cocciferum photo hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium saltabundum photo ok; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 photo/drawing good

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