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Orchid Species: Cyrtochilum cocciferum

Kew currently accepted name is Cyrtochilum flexuosum

Cyrtochilum cocciferum is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Kraenzl. in 1917. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cyrtochilum flexuosum.
Cyrtochilum (Cyr.)
(Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Kraenzl.
ORIGIN: Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1700 to 3000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with light green, laterally compressed, deeply longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs enveloped partially below by several pairs of imbricate, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, thin, fairly stiff, strap shaped, acute, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, stout, slightly compressed, to 59 [150 cm] long, erect to arching, paniculate, few to many, fractiflex branched, many flowered inflorescence arising on a recently matured pseudobulb with each branch being 12 [30 cm] long, that rebranch secondarily with up to seven separate branches with each carrying 4 to 8 flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.6 inches [1.4 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cyrtochilum Cyr flexuosum 1816 Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt
Add+ Cyrtochilum Cyr hartwegii 1917 (Lindl.) Kraenzl.
Add+ Cyrtochilum Cyr trulla 1917 (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Kraenzl.
Add+ Oncidium Onc cocciferum 1854 Rchb.f. & Warsz.
Add+ Oncidium Onc hartwegii 1845 Lindl. in G.Bentham
Add+ Oncidium Onc micranthum 1855 Skinner ex Lindl.
Add+ Oncidium Onc trulla 1854 Rchb.f. & Warsz.
Add+ Trigonochilum Tgc cocciferum 1994 (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Königer & Schildh.
Add+ Trigonochilum Tgc trulla 1994 (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Königer & Schildh.
Add+ Trigonochilum Tgc flexuosum 1994 (Kunth) Königer & Schildh.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Cyr. flexuosum 'Andrea' (2009)
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