Chysis limminghei Linden & Rchb. f. 1858 Photo By Tennis Maynard

Inflorescence Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name Limmingh's Chysis

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Mexico as a pendant growing epiphyte found at altitudes close to sea level and needs hot conditions to thrive so that it can bloom in the summer as a new growth arises on a pendulous, robust, 12" [30 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with fragrant, waxy, long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Chysis aurea frma limminghei [Linden & Rchb.f] P.H.Allen; Chysis aurea var. limminghei (Linden & Rchb. f.) Hkr.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C aureae fma limminghei; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 1 1970; Genera Orchidacearum Tropicarum Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase and Rasmusen 2005 drawing/photo ok; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto etal 2005;

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