!Grobya amherstiae Lindl. 1835 Photo courtesy of Stefan Paeffgan .

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders.


Common Name Amherst Grobya [English Countess 1800's]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

A small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that is found in Ecuador and eastern Brazil in lowland, wet forests at elevations of 200 to 900 meters that requires moderate shade and has densly tufted, erect, ovoid to almost spherical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by persistent, white, fibrous leaf bases and carries up to 6, towards the apex, firm-textured, erect and arching, linear-lanceolate, subacute, slightly grooved leaves and blooms with a basal, 1 to several [9] flowered, arching to pendant, 6" [15 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with fragrant flowers and narrowly lanceolate bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 2 1995 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008 photo