Cyrtochilum aureum plate
Cyrtochilum aureum from
Illustrations of Orchidaceous Plants

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Cyrtochilum
Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt 1816
Type Species
Cyrtochilum undulatum

Cyrtochilum abbreviated as Cyr. in horticultural trade, is a genus that consist of around 50 species.


The genus is distributed from Venezuela, Colombia, to Ecuador and Peru. Plants are usually found in montane and highland forest.


The genus was separated from Oncidium due to its elongate rhizomes.


Grow plants in cool to intermediate temperatures in partial shade to bright light. Water plant when mix drys. During the winter give plants a slight dryout between waterings. Water approximately once a week. Pot with medium fir bark.


The genus is named after its curved lip.

Species Edit

Natural HybridsEdit

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