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; 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; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008 photos fide