Coryanthes bergoldii Kenn. ex Dodson 1982 SUBGENUS 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]

Found in eastern Ecuador occuring in ant nests in tropical wet forests and is found at an elevation around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species 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 Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Coryanthes [Orchidaceae]

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