Cyrtochilum meirax (Rchb. f.) Dalström 2000 SECTION Cimicifera Photo By © Marni Turkel

Plant and Flowers Photo by © Milan Vagner

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Common Name The Enchanting Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.5 cm]

A small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte found in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Leeward Islands, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in humid forests at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters with bright green, oval, compressed psuedobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, or oblong-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acute or obtuse leaf with an attenuate and conduplicate base that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a fractiflex, 3 angled at base in cross-section,to 8" [20 cm] long, racemose or paniculate inflorescence arising from the leaf sheath of a mature pseudobulb that is compressed apically and carries several, successively opening, long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Cyrtochilum dodianum (Ackerman & Chiron) Ackerman 2001; Oncidium alata Cogn. 1910; Oncidium meirax Rchb. f. 1854; Trigonochilum alatum ( Cogn. ) Königer & H.Schildhauer 1994; Trigonochilum dodianum (Ackerman & Chiron) Senghas 2001; Trigonochilum meirax (Rchb. f.) Königer & Schildhauer 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853 as Oncidium meirax; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Oncidium meirax drawing; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Oncidium alata; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium meirax drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium alatum; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961 as Oncidium meirax; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as Oncidium meirax drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as Oncidium meirax drawing fide; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 as Oncidium meirax drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Oncidium meirax drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 183 Dodson 1980 as Oncidium mierax drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 11 1981 photo as Oncidium meirax; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as O sp #3973 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 11 1995 photo as Oncidium meirax; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 as Oncidium meirax drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Trigonochilum meirax; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = O meirax; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Oncidium meirax drawing fide; *Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium meirax drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 as Oncidium meirax; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 as Trigonochilum meirax drawing/photo good; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae I Jimenenz 2014 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 4 Kolanowska and Szlachetko 2016 as Trigonidium meirax drawing/photos fide; Orquideas Del Valle De Aburra Medellin Colombia COS 2014 photo fide

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