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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.
Genus
Cycnoches (Cyc.)
Grex
chlorochilon
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Klotzsch
Year
1838
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).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
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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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