Peristeria esperanzae Ortiz 2008 Photos by © Ortiz courtesy of Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Hot Spring

Common Name Esperanza's Peristeria [Senora Mejia, Colombian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Guaviare department of Colombia at elevations around 200 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to pyriform pseudobulbs carrying 3, narrow, acute, plicate leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, short, racemose, 3 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008 photo/drawing fide; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orquideología 25(2): 121. 2008