Coryanthes kaiseriana G.Gerlach 2003 SECTION Coryanthes

Another color form Photo by ©Franco Pupulin.

Fragrance Full Shade HotWarm Spring

Common Name Kaiser's Coryanthes

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found only in Costa Rica in moist cloud forests on shady tree trunks at elevations around 250 to 810 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that blooms on a pendent, single flowered inflorescence in the spring carrying very fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 8 2005 photo; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulin 2005 pg 154 lower photo is C kaiseriana as well as pg 157 top photo. photos fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2009 photo fide;