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Cyrtochilum orgyale

Cyrtochilum orgyale

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


Cyrtochilum orgyale is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

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

SynonymsEdit

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

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