Cyrtochilum soennemarkii Dalström 2015

TYPE Drawing Photo by © Guido Deburghgraeve/TYPE drawing by Dalström and The Lankesteriana Website

Another Color Form Photo By Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common NameSonnenmark's Cyrtochilum [Jan Sonnemark Swedish Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Azuay Ecuador in high altitude grassy, shrubby plains at elevations around 2400 to 3600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with caespitose, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 5 to 6, distichous, foliaceous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, conduplicate, linear-elliptic to obovate, acute to obtuse, sometimes apiculate, subpetiolalte base leaves that blooms in the summer fall and winter on an axillary, arising form the uppermost sheaths, erecet to slightly arching, to 32" [80 cm] long, almost straight panicle,branches widely spaced, 2" [5 cm] long, each 5 flowered, racemose above, many flowered inflorescence with adpressed scale like floral bracts and carrying campanulate to stellate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Epidendra Website *A new and previously misidentified cyrtochilum (orchidaceae: oncidiinae) from the high plains of central Ecuador Lankesteriana vol.15 n.1 Cartago Dalström Jan./Apr. 2015 photo/drawing fide.