Coryanthes trifoliata C. Schweinf. 1944

Photo by Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

Another Flower Angle

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence

Photo by Bill Bergstrom

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Common Name The Three-Leafed Coryanthes

Flower Size 3" [7.5cm]

Found in northern Peru around 100 to 1000 meters in elevation as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with narrowly pyriform-cylindric, ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 3, apical, plicate, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate leaves gradually narrowing below into the long slender, channeled petiole that blooms in the summer on a lightly arcuate then pendant, to 13" [33 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying 6 small, tubular, mostly remote sheaths and carrying heavily scented flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1960; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2009 photo fide; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Coryanthes [Orchidaceae] Photo fide;

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