Bifrenaria grandis (Kraenzl.) Garay 1958 Drawing by Dodson & Vaquez and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Large Bifrenaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in central Bolivia on steep slopes on large trees at elevations around 480 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, sulcate, dark green, ovoid to round pseudobulbs carrying a single, plicate, elliptic, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, arched, racemose, to 10" [25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lacaena grandis Kraenzl. 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 507 Dodson & Vasquez 1982 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 drawing/photo fide;