segunda-feira, 19 de março de 2012

Cycnoches pentadactylon

Cycnoches pentadactylon Lindley 1843

Flower Size to almost 4" Across [to 10 cm across]

This epiphytic, medium sized, hot to warm growing species comes from the Amazon basin of Brazil and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 750 to 1000 meters with a fusiform, pseudobulb enveloped by imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths with deciduous, elliptic, petiolate, acuminate leaves and the flowers pictured here are the male form that appear in the spring and summer on a 2 1/2 to 12" [6.75 to 30 cm] long, arching to pendant, racemose many flowered inflorescence with the fragrant flowers arising from the leaf nodes near the apex of the newest, mature pseudobulb.

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