Coryanthes mastersiana F. Lehm. 1891 SUBGENUS Coryanthes

Photo by Guenter Gerlach

Another Color Form

Photo by Dan And Marla Nikirk

Another view

Photo by Patricia Harding

Another Color Form

Photo by Mikie Emerson

Another Color Form - View of Bucket

Photo by Jay Pfahl

FragrancePart shadeWarmTo HotLATEWinterSpringEARLYSummer

Common Name Master's Coryanthes [English Orchid Book Publisher 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in lowland rainforests, mangrove swamps and the banks of small streams as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at an elevation of sea level to 700 meters with erect, clustered, fusiform, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, plicate, oblanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the grooved base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a basal, pendant, 12" [30 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with 3 tubular bracts spaced evenly apart over the whole length and carrying fragrant flowers.

Pers Comm; All of the above photos are referabe to C mastersiana which is a highly variable entity that is consistent through being from the western coastal plain of Colombia and they all have the same fragrance. For more information on this please refer to the article below in Lankesteriana 11[3] December 2011

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