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Cyrtochilum diceratum

Cyrtochilum diceratum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Cyrtochilum
Species: Cyr. diceratum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cyrtochilum diceratum
(Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1917


Cyrtochilum diceratum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.

DescriptionEdit

Plants blooms in the early spring with several 4.7 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2800 to 3200 meters

CultureEdit

Grow in cool 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.

NamingEdit

Common name: The Double Covered Cyrtochilum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cyrtochilum fallens (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1917
  2. *Oncidium diceratum Lindley 1855
  3. Oncidium fallens Rchb.f. 1886

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