Corymborkis flava (Sw.) Kuntze 1891

Photo by Roberto Takase

Another Flower angle

Photo by Gustavo Righelato

Partial sun Hot Cool Spring

Common Name The Yellow Corymborkis

Flower Size

Found in Cuba, Jamaica, Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina in dense tropical forests at elevations around 300 to 1800 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with erect, stout, subterete, cane-like stems enveloped completely by imbricating, tubular, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying sub-plicate, elliptic-lanceolate to lanceolate, acute, alternate leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, sub-corymbose, to 4" [10 cm] long, paniculate, each branch 2" [5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Chloidia decumbens Lindl. 1840; Chloidia flava (Sw.) Rchb.f. 1863; Corymbis decumbens (Lindl.) Cogn. 1895; Corymbis flava (Sw.) Hemsl. 1884; Corymborkis decumbens (Lindl.) L.O.Williams 1939; Macrostylis decumbens (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1854; Neottia flava (Sw.) Sw. 1806; *Serapias flava Sw. 1788; Stenorrhynchos flavum (Sw.) Spreng. 1826; Tomotris flava (Sw.) Raf. 1837; Tropidia decumbens (Lindl.) Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Corymbis flava; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; Flora De Venezuela, Volumen XV Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; drawing; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 029 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escober 1993 drawing/photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing ok; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018