Cyrtochilum aureum

Cyrtochilum aureum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Cyrtochilum
Species: Cyr. aureum
Binomial name
Cyrtochilum aureum
(Lindl.) Senghas 1997

Cyrtochilum aureum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.


Plants bloom in the spring with five to seven 3.75 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing on clay and grassy slopes in the cloud forest of Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2000 to 4700 meters


Grow in cool to intermediate conditions with moderate light. Water the plant right before the potting mix starts to dry. Plants should be potted in a well drain medium such as medium fir bark.


Common name: The Golden Cyrtochilum


  1. Cyrtochilum fractiflexum (F. Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Kraenzl. 1917
  2. Cyrtochilum mystacinum Lindl. 1838
  3. Odontoglossum aureum (Lindl.) Garay 1970
  4. Odontoglossum cochleatum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1886
  5. Odontoglossum crocatum Linden & Rchb. f. 1867
  6. Odontoglossum hemichrysum Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1854
  7. Odontoglossum mystacinum (Lindl.) Lindl. 1852
  8. Odontoglossum rigidum Lindley 1844
  9. *Oncidium aureum Lindl. 1838
  10. Oncidium aureum var. stenochilum Lindl. 1855
  11. Oncidium bicolor Lindl. 1843
  12. Oncidium cochleatum Lindl. 1838
  13. Oncidium festatum Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1863
  14. Oncidium fractiflexum F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899
  15. Oncidium hemichrysum (Rchb. f. & Warsz.) Rchb. f. 1863
  16. Oncidium mystacinum (Lindl.) Beer 1854
  17. Oncidium rigidum (Lindl.) Beer 1854

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