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Cyrtochilum retusum

Cyrtochilum retusum

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


Cyrtochilum retusum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from summer to fall with several 2 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the wet montane forest of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia at elevations of 2500 to 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 Blunt Cyrtochilum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cyrtochilum lehmannianum Kraenzl. 1922
  2. Dasyglossum retusum (Lindl.) Königer & Schildhauer 1994
  3. Odontoglossum retusum Lindl. 1844
  4. Oncidium retusum (Lindl.) Beer 1854
  5. Trigonochilum retusum (Lindl.) Senghas 2003

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