Peristeria cochlearis Garay 1972 Photo courtesy of Gilberto Escobar Copyright , 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 Lieferung 39 2000; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide;

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