Cyrtorchis arcuata is a small African orchid with night-fragrant white flowers.
Cyrtorchis arcuata is a small epiphytic, sometimes terrestrial monopodial orchid of 10-20 cm height.
It has a thick stem, up to 30 long, and often forms large clumps.
The leaves are leathery or fleshy, more or less flat, not folded along the length, linear, oblong or elliptical, up to 20 cm long and 2.5 cm wide.
The inflorescences are 8-18 cm long, with about 10 flowers. The flowers are star-shaped, sweet-smelling at night, 2.5-3 cm in diameter, white, orange with age. The calyx, petals and lip are similar, lanceolate, pointed, recurved at the top. The spur is 3-6 cm long, greenish, curved.
Angorchis arcuata, Angorchis sedenii, Angraecum arcuatum, Angraecum sedenii, Cyrtorchis arcuata subsp. arcuata, Cyrtorchis arcuata subsp. leonensis, Cyrtorchis arcuata subsp. variabilis, Cyrtorchis arcuata var. variabilis, Cyrtorchis bracteata, Cyrtorchis sedenii, Listrostachys arcuata, Listrostachys sedenii
Cyrtorchis: from the Greek kyrtos (bent, curved) and orchis (orchid)
Arcuata: from the Latin arcuatus (bent)
Cloud forests, between 600 and 2,500 m altitude
Day: 10-20 °C
Night: 10-15 °C
Sun, partial shade
Keep the substrate moist
Fine bark mixed with perlite or coco peat
Specialized orchid fertilizer every week during the growing period, nothing in winter
Hanging basket or mounted on bark or cork board
Every 2 years
By division in spring, when repotting
- Cyrtorchis arcuata: Orchi