Scientific Name: Cyrtochilum macranthum
Origin: Colombia, Peru, Ecuador
Bloom time: December - May
The Cyrtochilum macranthum grows as an epiphyte – a plant that grows on another plant but is not parasitic – in montane cloud forests at up to 3,000 meters elevation. It produces dozen of 3-inch flowers in a 12-foot-tall scrambling inflorescence. Look for Cyrtochilum species growing on tree fern trunks in the Tropical High Elevation House.