Coryanthes boyi Mansf. 1928 SECTION Lamellunguis Photo by Hans-Gerhardt Seeger

Common Name Boy's Coryanthes

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southern Venezuela and northern Brazil in wet forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrowly ovoid, deeply grooved pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, plicate, sulcate, carinate, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the attenuate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terete, dark, 10.4" [26 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3 fairly conspicuous, tubular, close fitting bracts and carrying a very fragrant flower.

Synonyms Coryanthes rutkisii Foldats 1969

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Cuarta Parte Foldats 1970 as Coryanthes rutskii drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as C rutkisii drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 photo not; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as C rutkisii drawing fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 as C rutkissii photo drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as C rutkisii drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo

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