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Orchid Species: Cycnoches chlorochilon

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Cycnoches chlorochilon is an orchid species identified by Klotzsch in 1838.
Cycnoches (Cyc.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: Found from southeastern Panama, Colombia and Venezuela in semi-dense wet forests at elevations around 400 to 850 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This medium sized, epiphytic, hot to warm growing species has fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying 4 to 7, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on an axillary, pendant, 3 [7.5 cm] long, racemose, few to several flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf nodes just below the apex of the newest, mature, large, fusiform to conical pseudobulb.

FLOWER SIZE: 7 or less inches [17.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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BEGINNERS: Orchids to Avoid by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler). Avoid Odontoglossum grande, Cycnoches chlorochilon, Brassavola digbyana, cool-species cattleyas and laelias, cool dendrobiums, masdevallias, vandas, most epidendrums, Sophronitis coccinea, vanillas... 0
BEST PLANTS: Five More Favourites for a Desert Island by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler). Nanodes medusae, Den. fimbriaturn var. occulatum, Coelogyne ochracea, Cym. Bulbarrow 'Will Stutley", Cycnoches chlorochilon. OR86-263 0
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