Chrysocycnis lehmanii Rolfe 1918

Photo by Dunsterville


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Original Drawings by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name Lehmann's Chrysocycnis [German Council 1800's]

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 1800 to 2500 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an elongate, semi-vine-like stem with widely spaced, narrowly ovate pseudobulbs enveloped below by distichous, scarious leaf-less sheaths and carrying a single, apical, fleshy, ovate-elliptic, subsessile leaf that blooms on a basal, or from the nodes along the stem between the pseudobulbs, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Mormolyca lehmanii (Rolfe) M.A.Blanco 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombia Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 text; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo ok;