Coryanthes bueraremensis Campacci & Bohnke, 2010 SECTION Coryanthes

Another Angle Photos by © Erwin Bohnke

Another Flower Photo by © Sidney Marçal and Lab Orquideas

Fragrance Deep shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name The Buerarema Coryanthes [An Area of the state of Bahia Brazil]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Bahia state of Brazil in the Atlantic coastal rainforest at elevations around 400 to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with oblong-conical, deeply sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, plicate, oblong-lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the attenutate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, terete, pendulous, to more than 14" [35 cm] long, 2 to more flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, amplexicaul, lengthy persistent bracts and membraneous, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers held well below the plant.

This orchid is part of the larger concept of Coryanthes speciosa and it is felt that there are actually several species here that are very location specific.

This species is similar to C speciosa but differs among other things in the unguiculate lip, the lesser hypochile, the external, apical rostrum, the deltoid triangular sepals and the finer and larger leaves.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquidias Brasilensis #8 Novas Especias Campacci etal 2010

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