!Coryanthes maculata Hkr. 1831 SUBGENUS Coryanthes


Photos by David Jubineau Copyright

Another Flower

Photo by Troy Meyers and His Meyers Conservatory WebsiteCopyright


Common Name The Spotted Coryanthes

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana and Roirama Brazil near sea level as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with elongate, subcylindric, tapering, strongly ridged pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, plicate, strongly veined, firm, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early fall on a basal, pendent, slender, elongate, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying large, attractive, fragrant flowers.

This myrmecophilus species is often found in conjunction with ants and may benefit from their presence.

CAUTION The 3rd flower photo by Troy Meyers is suspect, It does no conform in so many ways but I have left it for discussion

Synonyms Coryanthes barkeri Beer 1854; Corysanthes maculata (Hook.) Heynh. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as C maculata var vitrina; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 9 1957 photo as C speciosa var maculata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 8 1970 photo as C speciosa var maculata; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8 drawing; Orchidaceae Braziliense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 no 1 1978 photo ok; Orquideologia Vol 15 #1 Luer & Escobar 1981; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 9 1987 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 8 2004; Orchids of French Guiana Szlatch, Veyret, Mytnik-ejsmant, Sawicka, Rutkowski and Baranow 2012 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;l AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 drawing NOT = C macrantha; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Coryanthes [Orchidaceae] Photo fide