Cyrtochilum retusum

Cyrtochilum retusum

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

Cyrtochilum retusum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.


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


Plants are found growing in the wet montane forest of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia at elevations of 2500 to 3000 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 Blunt Cyrtochilum


  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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