Chysis bruennowiana Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1857 Photo by Franco Pupulin and The Epidendra Website

Peruvian flower? Photo by of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page


Common Name Bruennow's Chysis

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

A medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte that is found from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and occurs at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters on tree trunks in shady, damp, wet, montane forests with a creeping rhizome carrying slightly fusiform, pendant, cane-like pseudobulbs enveloped basally by distichous, foliaceous sheaths and carrying thin, deciduous, plicate, elliptic-ligulate, acute leaves and blooms in the spring and summer on a pendulous to arching, basal, short to 7 1/5" [18 cm], racemose, several flowered inflorescence arising on a maturing pseudobulb.

Synonyms Chysis aurea var. maculata Hook. 1851; Chysis costaricensis Schltr. 1923 ; Chysis maculata (Hook.) Fowlie 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Bot. Zeitung. Berlin 15: 157. 1857; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 297. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 as C aurea var maculata; Orchids of Peru vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C aurea fma maculata; Orchids of Peru Williams 1980 as C aurea var maculata; The Orchids of Panama Williams 1980 as C aurea var maculata drawing fide; Las Orquideas De El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 414 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1207 Hamer & Dodson 1985 as C costaricensis drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escobar 1993 drawing/photo ok; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993 as C aurea var maculata; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993 as C costaricensis; Manual De Plantas de Costa Rica Volumen 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide