!Chrysocycnis schlimii Linden & Rchb. f. 1854

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Common Name Schlim's Chrysocycnis [Belgian Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 2 to 2 3/8" [5 to 6 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet primary, montane forests at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a medium to large sized, cold, scandent growing epiphyte in cloud forests at forest edge in humid shade with a stout, naked, red, branching rhizome, narrowly ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulbs with elliptic-ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that are shortly petiolate at the base and blooms at most any time of the year on a single flowered, 2 3/4" [7 cm] long inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb that has a lanceolate, acuminate sheath at the base.

Synonyms Chrysocycnis trigonidii Linden & Rchb. f.; Mormolyca schlimii (Linden & Rchb.f.) M.A.Blanco 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing fide; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as C trigonidii; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:177 Schlechter 1924; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 2 1980 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1987 Genus Only; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 photo fide; Ecuadorian Native Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escobar 1993 photo not check lip differences; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 #9 2002 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 9 2002 photo; Flora of Ecuador # 76 225 [2] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #9 2011 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide/photo not = C ecuadorense;