Chysis archilae Chiron 2010

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/Drawing by Archila/Chiron and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Hot LATEFall

Common Name Archila's Chysis [Orchid Enthusiasts and Nurserymen in Guatemala current]

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Guatemala at elevations around 400 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a linear in the first 1/3 then becoming elliptic-ovoid, pendent stem carrying 5, thin, basally pleated, elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late fall on a pendent, to 18" [45 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflorescence with sub-triangular, acuminate floral bracts carrying large flowers for the genus.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Richardiana 10(4): 172-173 Chiron 2010 drawing/photo fide

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------