Collection Details

Species: Cyrtochilum sp.

Orchidaceae Cyrtochilum sp.
J. P. Janovec , A. K. Neill, M. A. Chocce, M. C. Douglas, L. Ccoyo Cordova, 2781

Collection Date: 28 February 2004
Determined By: E. A. Christenson
Determination Date: 1 July 2005
Institution: Sarasota, FL


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Cusco

Subregion: Paucartambo Province

Closest Town: Paucartambo

Locality Description: Collection made along road between Esperanza and Wayquichas. Wayqecha Cloud Forest Research Station, Kosñipata Valley, between Paucartambo and Pilcopata.

Locality Site Specific: Wayqecha Cloud Forest.

DD Latitude: -13.19

DD Longitude: -71.5888

Elevation: 2800-2950 m


Habitat Description: Cloud forest vegetation mixed with grassland.

Habitat: Aerial

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Epiphyte on mossy trunk. Inflorescence 3 meters tall. Flowers undulate, rugose, crispate, purple-magenta-red-brown with yellow markings. Flowers resupinate. Lip looks like abdomen of a wasp. Lip is carunculate, triangular, yellow and reddish-brown. Column brown, ovoid, like wasp head. 16 one degree branches inflor.

Habit: Herb , Epiphyte

Other Data

Research Site: Wayqecha Cloud Forest

Project: Wayqecha Botany