Coryanthes tefeensis Marçal, Chiron & G. Q. Freire 2020 SUBGENUS Coryanthes

Photo by © Sidney Marcal

Common Name The Tefe Coryanthes [A town near where the species was collected]

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Amazonas state of Brazil at elevations around 50 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with lance shaped, deeply sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3 papery, acute sheaths and carrying 2, apical, elliptic, acute, plicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, first ascending then arching, to 16" [40 cm] long, pprovided with 5 bracts, 2 flowered inflorescence with oval, much shorter than the pedicel,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Richardiana Vol 4 Chiron, Marcal & Freire 2020 drawing/photo fide; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Corynathes [Orchidaceae] Photo fide;