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Cyrtochilum ramosissimum

Cyrtochilum ramosissimum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Cyrtochilum
Species: Cyr. ramosissimum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cyrtochilum ramosissimum
(Lindl.) Dalström 2001


Cyrtochilum ramosissimum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom at any season with up to a hundred 5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing near the tree line in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2300 to 3700 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.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Cyrtochilum ramosissimum1 Cyrtochilum ramosissimum variant Sepals and petals are white with light purple spots, lip is white with a purple patch .
Cyrtochilum ramosissimum2 Cyrtochilum ramosissimum variant Sepals and petals are white with red spots, lip is white with a red patch.

NamingEdit

Common name: The Many Branched Cyrtochilum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Odontoglossum amphiglottii Rchb. f. 1877
  2. Odontoglossum liliiflorum (H.J.Veitch) auct. 1890
  3. Odontoglossum ramosissimum Lindl. 1852
  4. Odontoglossum ramosissimum var. liliiflorum H.J.Veitch 1886
  5. Oncidium ramosissimum (Lindl.) Beer 1854

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