Cyrtochilum suarezii (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 Photo by © Guido Deburghgraeve and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Bennett & Christenson

Part shade Cold LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name Suarez's Cyrtochilum [Peruvian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Huancavelica Peru in cold wet cloud forests at elevations of 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing subcaespitose epiphyte with narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear, acute apically, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an axillary, erect, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence. color=purple>Synonyms *Rusbyella suarezii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 753 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as Rusbyella suarezii drawing fide