Cyrtochilum russellianum Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2012 SECTION Cimiciferum TYPE Drawing by © Stig Dalström LATE

Common Name Russell's Cyrtochilum [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ayacucho Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 to 2600 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with caespitose, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by distichous, foliaceous sheaths and carrying conduplicaate, subpetiolate base leavfes that blooms in the late spring on an axillary, erect, then more or less wiry, 72 to 80" [1.8 to 2 m] long, paniculate, widely spaced, flexuous, 4 to 6 flowered branches with adpressed, scale like floral bracts and carrying stellate flowers with deflexed segments

Similar to C carinatum but differs most in the larger flower without the well developed dorsal column ridge which ends in a distinct apical knob and C sharoniae but differs most in the rose colored flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 12(3), Dalström & Ruíz Pérez December 2012. © Universidad de Costa Rica, 2012 Drawing fide

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