Anguloa dubia Rchb.f. 1882

Partially diseccted Flower Photos by © Dr Henry Oakley


Flower Closeup Photo by © Andreas Philipp

FragranceDeep ShadecoolSpringSummer

Common Name The Doubtful Anguloa

Flower Size

Found in Colombia at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with dark green, tapering pseudobulbs with small spines after leaf-fall and carrying 3, plicate leaves that blooms in the spring in Colombia and summer in cultivation in the north on up to 6, erect, 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 sheathing bracts and a cucullate floral bract that is longer than the ovary and carrying a very fragrant flower scented akin to wintergreen.

Synonyms Anguloa clowesii var. uniflora Stein 1892; Anguloa × ruckeri var. speciosa Regel 1860

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #4 1999 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #2 1999 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 4 2000 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 10 2008 photo fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008 photos fide; Orquideología Vol 26 #2 2009 photo fide;