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Cyrtochilum tricostatum

Cyrtochilum tricostatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Cyrtochilum
Species: Cyr. tricostatum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cyrtochilum tricostatum
Kraenzl. 1922


Cyrtochilum tricostatum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.

DescriptionEdit

Plants blooms in the fall with many 1.5 cm flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on mossy trees in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2000 to 2800 meters

CultureEdit

Grow in cool 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 Three Ribbed Cyrtochilum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Oncidium ovatilabium C. Schweinf. 1946
  2. Oncidium tricostatum (Kraenzl.) Garay 1970
  3. Trigonochilum tricostatum (Kraenzl.) Königer & Schildh 1994

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