Coryanthes feildingii Lindl. 1848 SUBGENUS Lamellunguis SECTION Lamellunguis SUBSECTION Bilineatae

Flower Closeup

Photos by Danny Lentz plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name Feilding's Coryanthes

Flower Size 8.8" [12 cm]

Found in Venezuela in wet forests at elevations of 100 to 500 meters as a hot growing epiphyte with oblong-conical pseudobulbs carrying plicate, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the attenuate base leaves blooming on a basal, recurved to pendant, 10 to 12" [25 to 30 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #6 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Coryanthes [Orchidaceae];