Cyrtochilum myanthum

Cyrtochilum myanthum

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

Cyrtochilum myanthum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.


Plants blooms at any time of the year with many 1 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the montane forest of Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1450 to 3300 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 "M" Shaped Cyrtochilum


  1. Cyrtochilum mentigerum (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Kraenzl. 1917
  2. Dasyglossum mentigerum (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Königer & Schildh. 1994
  3. Dasyglossum myanthum (Lindl.) Königer & Schildhauer 1994
  4. Odontoglossum mentigerum Rchb.f. & Warsz. 1854
  5. Odontoglossum myanthum Lindl. 1844
  6. Oncidium mentigerum (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Lindl. 1855
  7. Trigonochilum mentigerum (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Senghas 2003
  8. Trigonochilum myanthum (Lindl.) Senghas 1997

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