Cycnoches chlorochilon

Cycnoches chlorochilon male
Male flowers
Cycnoches chlorochilon female
Female flowers

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Cycnoches
Species: Cyc. chlorochilon
Binomial name
Cycnoches chlorochilon
Klotsch 1838

Cycnoches chlorochilon is a species of Cycnoches found in South America.


Plant blooms in the late summer with several 17.5 cm wide fragrant flowers.


Plant is found growing in the dry forest from southeastern Panama, Colombia and Venezuela elevations around 400 to 850 meters


Grow in intermediate to warm conditions with partially bright light. Water regularly during growing season and when plants drop leaves during dormancy reduce watering. During dormancy only water about twice a month to keep pseudobulbs from shriveling. Resume watering normally when new growths occur in spring. Plants can die easily from over watering. Plants are usually grown in bark with perlite, cork, full sphagnum moss, and tree fern. Female flowers will often be produced when high light and low moisture is present. While male flowers are produced in shadier situation of higher moisture.


Common name: The Green-Lipped Cycnoches


  1. Cycnoches ventricosum Bateman var chlorochilon [Klotsch] P.H.Allen 1952

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