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Orchid Species: Chrysocycnis glumacea

Kew currently accepted name is Maxillaria avis

Chrysocycnis glumacea is an orchid species identified by L.O.Williams in 1940. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Maxillaria avis.
Genus
Chrysocycnis (Chry.)
Grex
glumacea
Parents
Species
Author
L.O.Williams
Year
1940
ORIGIN: Found in southwestern Ecuador and Peru in seasonally dry montane forests at elevations of 2000 to 2600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Large to giant sized, cold growing epiphyte with 2 growth forms, the first, a short rhizome giving rise to large, ovoid, lightly compressed, deciduous pseudobulbs with roots and carrying 2 apical, oblong ligulate, obtuse, conduplicate at the subpetiolate base leaves and the second, a branching stem with no pseudobulbs and no roots carrying deciduous, foliaceous, oblong-ligulate, acute bracts all along the length with persistent sheathing bracts that blooms in the spring on an axillary, subsessile, .8 [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.8 inches [2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cyrtidiorchis Cto alata 1982 (Lindl.) Rauschert
Add+ Camaridium Cmd alatum 1845 Lindl. in G.Bentham
Add+ Cyrtidium Cti alatum 1962 (Lindl.) Garay
Add+ Maxillaria Max avis 2015 Molinari
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