Cyrtochilum pastorellii is an orchid species identified by (Dodson & D.E.Benn.) Senghas in F.R.R.Schlechter in 1997. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cyrtochilum cordatum.
ORIGIN: Found only in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 2700 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial on steep slopes covered with small trees, bushes and grass with narrowly ovate to conical pseudobulbs enveloped completely by several pairs of imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths [these may be longer than the apical leaves] and carrying two, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate and narrowing below into the petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, twining, to 60 [150 cm] long, overall, paniculate, rachis to 15 [37.5 cm] long, with 2 to 6, lateral, 6 [25 cm] long branches 4 to 6 flowered each, that may have secondary branches, several to many flowered inflorescence carrying thin, waxy flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 2.2 inches [5.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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