Coryanthes macrocorys Rolfe 1892 SECTION Coryanthes

Column and Faucet Gland Detail

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Flower bud Photos by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Large Helmet Coryanthes

Flower Size 3" x 4" [7.5 x 10 cm]

Found in Peru with ribbed, conical pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, plicate, narrowly elliptical leaves that blooms in the summer in the northern hemisphere on a basal, lateral and then pendant, to 12" [to 30 cm] 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and often after leaf-fall and carrying scented flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 photo hmm mine has short sinus glands - See C bicalcarata photo it fits this better; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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