Bifrenaria inodora Lindl. 1843

Another Clone Photos by Lourens Grobler

Plant in situ in Boia Ceia Brazil at 50 meters in elevation

Another View Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Odorless Bifrenaria

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

A sometimes fragrant, medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, tough, dark green, plicate leaf that blooms in the late spring through summer in Brazil on a short to 3" [7.5 cm], basal, racemose, semi-erect inflorescence with up to 2 heavy, waxy, fragrant or not, long-lasting flowers. Found in Brazil in the southern states of Espirito Santo to Rio Grande do Sul in montane rainforests at elevations of 50 to 1000 meters and in general can be differentiated from other Bifrenaria because of the long midlobe which is twice as long as wide.

Synonyms Bifrenaria aurantiaca Wms. Non Lindley 1894; Bifrenaria fragrans Barb. Rodr. 1881; Bifrenaria fuerstenbergiana Schlechter 1906; Lycaste inodora Hort.; Stenocoryne inodora [Barb Rodr.] Kraenzl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as B furstenbergiana; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing inodora drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 #5 1968 photo fide; Orchidaceae Braziliense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 photo good; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses I Plate 008 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 2 Encyclias Campacci 2003; Flora Brasilica Hoehne 1953; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs 1970; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espiritu Santo Brasil Vol 4 Chiron & Bolsanello 2014 drawing/photo fide;