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Catasetinae Alliance: Cycnoches cooperi

Catasetinae Alliance: Cycnoches cooperi

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Introducing the Cycnoches cooperi, a remarkable orchid species found in the lush montane forests of northern Peru and Brazil. This small-sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte thrives in wet environments at elevations ranging from 400 to 800 meters. With its captivating features and delightful fragrance, the Cycnoches cooperi is a true treasure for orchid enthusiasts.

Standing at a modest height of up to 40 cm, this caespitose epiphyte showcases an ovoid-cylindric pseudobulb that remains concealed beneath deciduous, leaf-bearing sheaths. The lanceolate, channeled, and acuminate leaves gracefully graduate in size from the base, adding an elegant touch to the plant's overall appearance.

When the time is right, the Cycnoches cooperi bursts into a mesmerizing display of beauty. Its axillary, pendant inflorescence steals the show, extending up to 25 cm and bearing few to many flowers. The inflorescence is adorned with several close, tubular bracts and small ovate, acute, brown floral bracts, each shorter than the ovary. The showy, fleshy flowers emanate a delectable chocolate scent, enveloping your surroundings with their irresistible aroma.

The flowers of Cycnoches cooperi are truly captivating. They measure approximately 9 cm in diameter, making a striking impression. The male flowers, mahogany-brown or coffee-brown in color, boast whitish side lobes on the lip and a matte-purple stump, exuding an air of elegance. Meanwhile, the female flowers display outer petals in a dark coffee-brown shade, inner petals with a slightly lighter hue and a yellow base, and a yellow lip with a light brown edge. The purple stump adds a touch of mystique to the flower's enchanting composition.

This is a near blooming size in a 3" pot, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

Nurturing a Cycnoches cooperi in your collection allows you to witness the splendor of nature's artistry. Its petite stature and captivating features make it a versatile addition to any orchid lover's home or garden. Prepare to be enchanted by the fleshy, chocolate-scented blooms that arise from near the apex of the newly matured, leafy pseudobulb, creating an alluring ambiance that is sure to captivate all who encounter this botanical gem.

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