Cyrtochilum orgyale

Cyrtochilum orgyale

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

Cyrtochilum orgyale is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.


Plants bloom in the spring with many 6 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the cool montane forest of Colombia and Venezuela at elevations around 1800 to 3400 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 One-Fathom Long Cyrtochilum


  1. Oncidium claesii Rolfe1906
  2. *Oncidium orgyale Rchb.f. & Warsz.1854

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