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Cyrtopodium punctatum, Bee Swarm Orchid, Cigar Orchid, Cowhorn Orchid

Cyrtopodium punctatum

Bee Swarm Orchid, Cigar Orchid, Cowhorn Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Florida
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

The plants are mostly medium to large in size and are terrestrial, lithophytic or epiphytic. Cyrtopodiums are popularly known as the Cowhorn Orchid because of their cigar-shaped, fleshy pseudobulbs. A mass of pseudobulbs can grow up to 1.5 meters across and an individual inflorescence can produce more than 500 flowers. Sepals are pale yellow-green and spotted with purple. Petals are a brighter yellow than the sepals and have fewer, smaller markings. The lip is reddish brown with orange markings in the center.



Cyrtopodium punctatum, Bee Swarm Orchid, Cigar Orchid, Cowhorn Orchid


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