Cyrtochilum fractum

Cyrtochilum fractum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Cyrtochilum
Species: Cyr. fractum
Binomial name
Cyrtochilum fractum
(Rchb. f.) Kraenzl. 1922

Cyrtochilum fractum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.


Plants blooms from fall to winter with many 1.25 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2150 to 2250 meters


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.


Common name: The Bent Cyrtochilum


  1. Cyrtochilum medellinense Kraenzl. 1917
  2. Dasyglossum fractum (Rchb. f.) Königer & Schildhauer 1994
  3. Odontoglossum fractum Rchb. f. 1877
  4. Odontoglossum medellinense (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920
  5. Trigonochilum fractum (Rchb.f.) Senghas 2003

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