Peristeria cochlearis Garay 1972 Photo by Gilberto Escobar Copyright ,Courtesy of the Leslie Garay Archives

Partial Shade Hot

This is the Type Photo

Common Name The Spoon-Shaped Peristeria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia in primary forests near sealevel and along rivers as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with large, close set, ovoid, smooth pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, plicate leaves that blooms on a short, lateral to pendulous, few flowered inflorescence with 3 acute bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 39 pg 2437 - 2500 Brieger 2000; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 27 #2 2010 photo fide;