Cyrtochilum revolutum (Lindl.) Dalström 2001

Flower Closeup Photos by © Andreas Philipp

Flower Closeup in situ, Cundinamarca Colombia

Plant and Flowers in situ, Cundinamarca Colombia Photos by © Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup Photo by © Willian Cardona

Closer Still Photo by © David Morris and Clackamas Orchids

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Common Name The Back-Bent Cyrtochilum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A medium to large sized, terrestrial on high, brushy hillsides in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador occuring at elevations of 2500-3300 meters as a cold growing orchid found near the paramo [cloud forest] with large, ovoid, smooth becoming wrinkled with age pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4 pairs of imbricating, distichous leaf-bearing sheaths carrying 2 apical, erect, linear, thin textured, subacute, conduplicate below into the narrow, petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the spring through summeron a basal, erect to arcuate, to 3' [to 90 cm] long, peduncle to 32" [80 cm] long, paniculate, 5 to 6 branched, each branch to 10 flowered, inflorescence arising from the leaf bearing sheaths.

The pseudobulbs can become as large as a grapefruit and the Plant in situ is usually found beneath other plants and the pseudbuls are often hidden under mats of grass or moss giving it plenty of shade.

Synonyms Odontoglossum bogotense Schltr.1924; Odontoglossum lindenii Lindley 1852; Odontoglossum platyodon Rchb.f 1871; Odontoglossum platyotum Rchb.f 1871; Odontoglossum revolutum Lindl. 1845; Oncidium revolutum (Lindl.) Beer 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:179 Schlechter 1924 as Odontoglossum bogotense; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 as Odontoglossum revolutum; Venezuelan Orchids illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 as Odontoglossum lindenii drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as Odontoglossum lindenii drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as Odontoglossum lindenii photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Odontoglossum revolutumphoto fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Odontoglossum lindenii; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Odontoglossum lindenii drawing fide; *Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 8 2001 photo; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 3 2006 drawing; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 as Odontoglossum revolutum; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 as Odontoglossum lindenii; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 4 Kolanowska and Szlachetko 2016 as Odontoglossum revolutum drawing good;

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