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Cyrtochilum macranthum

Cyrtochilum macranthum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Cyrtochilum
Species: Cyr. macranthum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cyrtochilum macranthum
[Lindley] Kraenzel 1917


Cyrtochilum macranthum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from fall to spring with around five 10 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the cool montane forest of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador at elevations around 3000 meters

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common name: The Large Flowered Cyrtochilum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cyrtochilum carrutherianum F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1922
  2. Cyrtochilum hastiferum (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Kraenzl. 1917
  3. Oncidium hastiferum hort. 1875
  4. *Oncidium macranthum Lindley 1833

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