Coryanthes villegasiana PelŠez 2006 SUBGENUS Coryanthes

Photo by © Nicholas PelŠez Restrepo

Common Name Villegas' Coryanthes [Colombian Orchid Nurseryman current]

Flower Size

Found in the central cordillera of Colombia at elevations of 800 to 1100 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with sulcate, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 3 apical, erect, lightly coriaceous, plicate, abaxially veined, lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a pendent, green, 20 to 24" [50 to 60 cm] long, provided with several, green, ovoid, tubular bracts, normally 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence and carrying large, fleshy, fragrant flowers

Thos plant is often associated with ants and may benefit from their presence.

Just described, not much info available at this moment. This is the holotype photo from Nicholas PelŠez Restrepo


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 24 #2 Luer & Escobar 2006 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Coryanthes [Orchidaceae photo hmm