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Cycnoches egertonianum

Cycnoches egertonianum male
Male flowers
Cycnoches egertonianum female
Female flowers

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Cycnoches
Species: Cyc. egertonianum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cycnoches egertonianum
Bateman 1843


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

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall to winter with several 6.75 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on tree trunks in the wet forest from Mexico and Guatemala to Colombia, Peru and Brazil at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters.

CultureEdit

Grow in 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.

NamingEdit

Common name: Egerton's Cycnoches

SynonymEdit

  1. Cycnoches amparoanum Schlechter 1923
  2. Cycnoches densiflorum Rolfe 1909
  3. Cycnoches egertonianum Bateman var viride Lindley 1846
  4. Cycnoches glandiferum A. Rich & Gal. 1879
  5. Cycnoches guttalatum Schlechter 1922
  6. Cycnoches pachydactylon Schlechhter 1922
  7. Cycnoches pauciflorum Schlecter 1923
  8. Cycnoches rossianum Rolfe 1891
  9. Cycnoches stelliferum Lodd. 1844
  10. Cycnoches stenodactylon Schlechter 1922
  11. Cycnoches ventricosum Bateman var egertonianum Hkr. 1844

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