Coryanthes bicalcarata Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Anosmophorum

Photo by Jay Pfahl.


Common Name The Two-Spurred Coryanthes

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in northeastern Peru as a medium sized, warm to hot growing epiphytic species that is a natural hybrid between C macrocorys and C seegeriZ with ribbed, conical-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, plicate leaves that has a highly scented, large, waxy, short lived flower and blooms on a basal, bracteate, 6 and to 7" [15 to 18 cm] long, pendant, racemose, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; IDed by Eric Christenson; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten IV Peru Schlechter 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Coryanthes [Orchidaceae]