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PlantFiles: Species Orchid, Bee Swarm Orchid, Cow-Horn Orchid, Cigar Orchid, Dotted Cyrtopodium
Cyrtopodium punctatum

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cyrtopodium (sir-toh-POH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: punctatum (punk-TAH-tum) (Info)

Synonym:Cymbidium trinerve
Synonym:Cyrtopodium bracteatum
Synonym:Cyrtopodium speciosissimum
Synonym:Epidendrum mayzifolium
Synonym:Epidendrum punctatum

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Unknown - Tell us

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Phylite On May 27, 2013, Phylite from Saint Petersburg, FL wrote:

This Orchid species is found in
Florida, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and Honduras.

I purchased mine from a dealer in Myakka City, and was told it originated from Belize. I have seen them here in Florida in places the normal person would not go..LOL


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Saint Petersburg, Florida

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