Cyrtochilum rhodoneurum (Rchb. f.) Dalström 2001 SECTION Neodryas

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant was grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens

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Common Name The Red Nerved Cyrtochilum

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Peru and Bolivia at elevations 2000 to 3400 meters as a medium sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte and lithophyte oval to ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous psedobulbs enveloped basally by 2 pairs of distichous, imbricating leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong or strap-shaped, acute leaf that is conduplicate below to form a petiole-like, deeply channeled stem with that flowers in the through late winter on an axillary, 5 to 16" [13 to 40 cm] long, several branched, each branch 2 to 6" [5 t o15 cm] long, successively many [30+] flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and carrying small, bell shaped flowers.

SynonymsNeodryas densiflora Rchb.f. 1875; Neodryas herzogii Schltr. 1913; Neodryas jose-kawaii T.Hashim. 1974; Neodryas latilabia L.B. Sm. & S.K. Harris 1937; Neodryas mandonii Rchb. f. 1878; Neodryas reniformis L.B. Sm. & S.K. Harris 1937; Neodryas rhodoneura Rchb. f. 1852; Neodryas sacciana L.Linden & Cogn. 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing as Neodryas rhodoneura; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878 as Neodryas mandonii; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Neodryas densiflora; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Neodryas rhodoneura; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0263 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as N herzogii drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Neodryas rhodoneura drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as N herzogii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as N densiflora; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as N reniformis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as N latilabia; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as N mandonii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as N sacciana; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as N jose-kawai; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; Machu Picchu Orchids Christenson 2003 photo hmm; Machu Picchu Orchids Christenson 2003 as Neodryas herzogii photo hmm; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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