Cyrtochilum halteratum

Cyrtochilum halteratum

Cyrtochilum halteratum is a large orchid in the Orchidaceae family.
Cyrtochilum halteratum Photographed on the roadside between Viterbo and Jardin, Colombia in forest at around 2,900 m elevation.

Cyrtochilum halteratum produces large panicles that are 3-4 m long which wind their way through the undergrowth. The panicles carry approximately 100 or so flowers that are 4 cm across.

This species is found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador. Colombia,Cyrtochilum halteratum,Fall,Geotagged

Appearance

A large sized, cold growing epiphyte with conical, compressed pseudobulbs subtended by several leaf bearing sheaths with oblong-ligulate, broadly linear or oblanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on a flexuous, 4 to 8' [120 to 240 cm] long, twining, paniculate, branched at irregular intervals, the few flowered branches short to 6" [15 cm], 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence with large boat-shaped bracts
Cyrtochilum halteratum (synonym superbiens) - previously unidentified orchid like Odontoglossum luteopurpureum Cyrtochilum halteratum - Found at approx. 2,000m on Cerro Montezuma - Many large flowers.   Cerro Montezuma,Cyrtochilum halteratum,Cyrtochilum superbiens,Unidentified species

Distribution

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, and Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 2300 to 4000 meters

References:

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http://www.orchidspecies.com/oncsuperbiens.htm
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassMonocots
OrderAsparagales
FamilyOrchidaceae
GenusCyrtochilum
SpeciesCyrtochilum halteratum
Photographed in
Colombia