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Orchid Species: Cyrtochilum pullulans

Kew currently accepted name is Cyrtochilum melanthes

Cyrtochilum pullulans is an orchid species identified by Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.) in 1922. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cyrtochilum melanthes.
Cyrtochilum (Cyr.)
Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
ORIGIN: Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 2000 to 3300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with caespitose to slightly creeping, bracteate, terete rhizome giving rise to ovoid to elliptic pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 5 to 8 distichous sheaths with the uppermost leaf-bearing and carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, obovate to elliptic, acute, articulate, conduplicate into the base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, erect to subarching, [16 to 18.2 [40 to 46 cm] long overall, loosely fractiflex, paniculate to straight, with 2 to 3, 2 to 6 [5 to 15 cm] long side branches, each 2 to 6 flowered, 12 to 18 flowered inflorescence carrying wide open flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.4 inches [1 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 melanthes 1917 (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Kraenzl.
Add+ Cyrtochilum Cyr prasinum 2001 (Linden & Rchb.f.) Dalström
Add+ Dasyglossum Dyg prasinum 1994 (Linden & Rchb.f.) Königer & Schildh.
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm bachmannii 1998 I.Bock
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm prasinum 1870 Linden & Rchb.f.
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm pseudomelanthes 2001 D.E.Benn. & Christenson
Add+ Trigonochilum Tgc bachmannii 2001 (I.Bock) Senghas in F.R.R.Schlechter
Add+ Trigonochilum Tgc prasinum 2003 (Linden & Rchb.f.) Senghas
Add+ Trigonochilum Tgc pseudomelanthes 2003 (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Senghas
Add+ Dasyglossum Dyg melanthes 1994 (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Königer & Schildh.
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm melanthes 1854 Rchb.f. & Warsz.
Add+ Trigonochilum Tgc melanthes 2003 (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Senghas
Add+ Dasyglossum Dyg bachmannii 2010 (I.Bock) Königer
Add+ Dasyglossum Dyg pseudomelanthes 2010 (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Königer
Add+ Oncidium Onc pseudomelanthes 2008 (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams
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