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Cyrtochilum diceratum

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Cyrtochilum
Species: Cyr. diceratum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cyrtochilum diceratum
(Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1917


Cyrtochilum diceratum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.

Description[]

Plants blooms in the early spring with several 4.7 cm wide flowers.

Distribution[]

Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2800 to 3200 meters

Culture[]

Grow in cool conditions with moderate light. Water the plant right before the potting mix starts to dry. Plants should be potted in a well drain medium such as medium fir bark.

Naming[]

Common name: The Double Covered Cyrtochilum

Synonyms[]

  1. Cyrtochilum fallens (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1917
  2. *Oncidium diceratum Lindley 1855
  3. Oncidium fallens Rchb.f. 1886
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