Coryanthes bruchmuelleri Rchb.f. 1876 SECTION Lamellunguis Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

View of Bucket Photo by Tropical Orchid Farm of Maui

FragrancePart shadeWarmTo Cool Summer

Common Name Bruchmeuller's Coryanthes [German Orchid Collector in South America 1800's]

Flower Size 4 4/5" [12 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil and Peru as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte in lowland wet montane forests at elevations around 900 to 1000 meters with elongate, ovoid, rugose, pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, plicate, narrowly elliptical, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, pendant, to 24" [to 60 cm] long, few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from a mature pseudobulb and is held well below the plant with large, extremely fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Coryanthes balfouriana Sander 1911; Coryanthes biflora Barb. Rodr. 1877; Coryanthes bungerothii Rolfe 1890; Coryanthes rodriguesii Hoehne 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C rodriguesii drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C bungerothii drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C biflora drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Coryanthes biflora drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as Coryanthes biflora; Flora of Venezuela Vol 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 as C bungerothii drawing fide; Die Orchideen #2 5-8 tafel 3 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as C biflora photo fide; Orchidaceae Braziliense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 as C rodriguesii drawing good; Orchidaceae Braziliense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 as C biflora drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Braziliense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 as C boyii; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 as C biflora photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as C biflora drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 4 1993 photo; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 222 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 as C biflora; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photos no = C speciosa;

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