Coryanthes flava G.Gerlach 1991 SUBGENUS Anosmophorum

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Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Common Name The Yellow Coryanthes

Flower Size 1" x 2" [2.5 wide by 5 cm long]

Found on the Pacific coast of Choco department of Colombia near the Serrania de Baudo, in mangrove marshlands at or near sea level as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid, ribbed pseudobulbs carrying plicate, soft, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a pendant 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers and is the smallest flowered Coryanthes of the genus.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 18 #1 1991 drawing/Photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Coryanthes [Orchidaceae]