Coryanthes trifoliata C. Schweinf. 1944 SECTION Lamellunguis Photo by Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

Another Flower Angle Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo by Bill Bergstrom and Berstrom Orchids


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;