Cyrtochilum rostratum Schltr.1924

Another Drawing

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

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Beaked Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovate, compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 pairs of leafless and leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly strap-shaped, rather leathery, obtuse leaf that blooms in the spring on an axillary, to 94" [to 240 cm] long, peduncle to 20" [50 cm] long, paniculate, widely space, shortly brached, each branch 2 to 3 flowered, many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and has short, widely spaced, 2 to 3 flowered branches

Synonyms Oncidium rostratum (Schltr.) Garay 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:110 Schlechter 1924; ; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006