Cyrtochilum rusticum (Linden & Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1917 SECTION Cimicifera Lindley Photo by © Guido Deburghgraeve

Less Typical Lip Callus Photo by © Eric Hunt

Another Angle Photo by © Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website

Fragrance Part Shade Cool ColdFall Spring

Common Name The Modest Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southcentral Ecuador to northern Peru at elevations of 1500 to 2900 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with distant on a creeping bracteate rhizome carrying ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse to rounded, conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and spring on an axillary, erect then wiry, long twining, 32 to 100" [80 to 250 cm] long overall, peduncle to 3'4" [100 cm] long, paniculate, to 10 zig zag branched, each to 5" [12.5 cm] long, each 8 to 15 flowered, lower secondry branches, 2" [5 cm] long, each 2 to 5 flowered, successively many flowered inflorescence with adpressed, scale-like bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cyrtochilum kopfianum (Königer) Dalström 2002; *Oncidium rusticum Linden & Rchb.f 1870; Trigonochilum kopfianum Königer 1999; Trigonochilum rusticum (Linden & Rchb.f.) Königer & Schildh. 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium rusticum photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006 as C kopfianum; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide;

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