Cyrtochilum revolutum

Cyrtochilum revolutum

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

Cyrtochilum revolutum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.


Plants bloom during the spirng to summer with around thirty 2.5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing on hillsides near the cloud forest of Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador occuring at elevations of 2500 to 3300 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 Back-Bent Cyrtochilum


  1. Odontoglossum lindenii Lindley 1852
  2. Odontoglossum platyodon Rchb.f 1871
  3. Odontoglossum platyotum Rchb.f 1871
  4. Odontoglossum revolutum Lindl. 1845
  5. Oncidium revolutum (Lindl.) Beer 1854

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