The Cyrtopodiums or cigar orchids (will grow to have fat cigar-shaped pseudo-bulbs) are members of the Catasetum group and native to Brazil.
As a terrestrial they can be a garden plant because of their large size which may account for not often being seen in collections.Plants terrestrial, 50 to 150 cm. Pseudobulbs elongate, fusiform. Inflorescences erect, racemes to panicles, 100 to 200 cm.
Flowers bright yellow, 3 to 4 cm wide; lip with middle lobe margins not conspicuously verruculose tuberculate, lateral lobes bright yellow, shorter than middle lobe. Capsules to 10 cm.