Bifrenaria clavigera Rchb.f. 1865 SECTION Stenocoryne Photo by Gustavo Righelato

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

FragrantPart SunWarmTo CoolSpring

Common Name The Club Carrying Bifrenaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Espirito Santo states of Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with conical-tetragon, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, plicate, oblanceolate, acuminate leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, 2.4" [6 cm] long, rigid, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence enveloped by amplexicaul bracts and obovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carries fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Adipe clavigera (Rchb.f.) M.Wolff 1990; Adipe wendlandiana (Kraenzl.) M.Wolff 1990; Bifrenaria wendlandiana (Kraenzl.) Cogn. 1902; Stenocoryne wendlandiana Kraenzl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1896 as Stenocoryne wendlandiana drawing fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as B wendlandiana drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII Hoehne 115-147 1953 as Stenocoryne wendlandiana drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII Hoehne 115-147 1953 as Stenocoryne clavigera; Orchidaceae Braziliense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 as B wendlandiana drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as B wendlandiana drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as Adipe wendlandiana; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses I Plate 006 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 2 Encyclias Campacci 2003; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espiritu Santo Brasil Vol 4 Chiron & Bolsanello 2014 drawing/photo fide;