Collection Details

Species: Cyrtochilum minax (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl.

Orchidaceae Cyrtochilum minax (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl.
J. P. Janovec , A. K. Neill, M. A. Chocce, M. C. Douglas, L. Ccoyo Cordova, 2817

Collection Date: 29 February 2004
Determined By: M. A. Chocce
Determination Date: 1 June 2004
Institution: UNMSM


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Cusco

Subregion: Paucartambo Province

Closest Town: Paucartambo

Locality Description: Trail from Esperanza to Rio Tunel, from cloud forest to dry steep slope. 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: 2400-2900 m


Habitat Description: Habitat very dry. Steep gradient in full sun. Cloud forest vegetation mixed with grassland.

Habitat: Terrestrial

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Terrestrial growing in lichens on rock on a steep gradient above Rio Tunel. Inflorescence 1.3 meters. Sepals brownish-marroon with a bit of yellow, with undulate margins. Lateral petals white with brown mottling, margins undulate. Lip yellow-marroon in the apex, with two white appendages that have marroon mottling. Callus white. Column white-marroon apically, and yellow in the base. Habitat very dry; ability to grow in the steep dry gradient in full sun because the roots are crawling up under lichens where it is very wet. Inflorescence with 11 primary branches, each with 1-4 secondary brances.

Habit: Herb

Other Data

Research Site: Wayqecha Cloud Forest

Project: Wayqecha Botany