Anguloa brevilabris Rolfe 1915 Photo by Orchidario Cuiaba Photo WebPages Copyright

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Takao Ishii and His Orchid Photo Pages Copyright


Common Name The Short-Lipped Anguloa - In Colombia Cuna de Venus

Flower Size 2.5" [6.25 cm]

Found in Colombia and Peru? in light woodlands at elevations of 1400 to 2300 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with large, dark green pseudobulbs occasionally spined after leaf-fall and carrying 4, oblanceolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the summer on 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 4 to 6, inflated, sheathing bracts and carrying very fragrant flowers

Synonyms Anguloa goldschmidtiana Schltr. 1916; Anguloa ruckeri var. retusa Rchb.f. 1883; Anguloa sagittata Summerh. 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as A goldschmidtiana drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo good; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 4 2000 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 10 2008 photo; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008 photos fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide