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Orchid Species: Cyrtochilum edwardii

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cyrtochilum edwardii is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. in 1917.
Genus
Cyrtochilum (Cyr.)
Grex
edwardii
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Kraenzl.
Year
1917
ORIGIN: Found in Colombia and Ecuador as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte at elevations around 2300 to 2700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found in Colombia and Ecuador as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte at elevations around 2300 to 2700 meters with ovoid-pyriform, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several pairs of distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, ligulate, subcoriaceous, acute, conduplicate beow leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a usually erect, dull crimson below, pale green above, many branched, rebranching, somewhat vine-like, to 3 to 4' [90 to 120 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant, showy flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: About 1 inches [about 2.5 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 eduardi (Rchb. f.) Kranzlin [Baker]
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm edwardi
Add+ Dasyglossum Dyg edwardii 1996 (Rchb.f.) Königer & Schildh.
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm edwardii 1878 Rchb.f.
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Hybridizing Notes: Odtna. Brugensis remake - Howard Liebman by Andy Easton. Known as Odtna. Brugensis, this 1913 hybrid between Mps. vexillaria and Cyrtochilum edwardii, was remade by Howard Liebman and treated with colchicine if I recall correctly. I had a number of seedl... 0
Oda. Zephyr & Oda. Meteor by Andy Easton. Two interesting old-timers here. Oda. Zephyr dates back to Thwaites' registration in 1911. This second generation Odont carries 3' inflorescences and at least 30 blooms. The hybrid was Cda. noezlia... 0
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