Coryanthes bergoldii Kenn. ex Dodson 1982 SECTION Coryanthes Photo by Dale and Deni Borders.

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Common Name Bergold's Coryanthes [Venezuelan Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

This small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species comes from eastern Ecuador occuring in ant nests in tropical wet forests and is found at an elevation around 1000 meters with narrowly pyriform, cylindric, deeply sulcate-ribbed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several scarious sheaths and carrying 2 apical, thin, plicate, narrowly oblong, acute, narrowing below into the slender basal petiole leaves that blooms on a basal, pendant, racemose, to 16" [40 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered, bracteate inflorescence arising with a new growth carrying large, waxy, fragrant, short lived flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 as C bergoldii Hort xl photo ok; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 418 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson/Escobar 1993 drawing/photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide

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