Cyrtochilum trifurcatum (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1917 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin Photo by Guido Deburghgraeve

Another Flower Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Marni Turkel

Common Name The Three Forked Cyrtochilum

Flower Size 2.2" [5.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in upper montane cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 2600 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with elongate-ellipsoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, linear, acute, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, 6' 8" [190 cm] long, loosely paniculate, many branched, each short to 14" [35 cm] long, each 1 to 5 flowered, loosely many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms *Oncidium trifurcatum Lindl.1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 974 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 1 1998 photo; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium trifurcatum drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; 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 drawing good