Bifrenaria leucorrhoda Rchb. f. 1859 SECTION Stenocoryne Photo by Lourens Grobler


Common NameThe White-Rose-Red Bifrenaria

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in central coastal Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 50 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with conical, four sided pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, dark green, elliptical-ellongate, acuminate leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall in Brazil on a mostly erect, 5 to 8 flowered, 12" [30 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb, with waxy, fragrant or not, long-lived flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Adipe leucorhoda (Rchb. f.) M. Wolfe 1990; Adipe leucorhoda var. macaheensis (Brade) M.Wolff 1990; Bifrenaria leucorhoda var. macaheensis Brade 1944; Bifrenaria vitellina var. leucorrhoda Rchb. f. 1855; Stenocoryne leucorrhoda (Rchb. f.) Kraenzl. 1859; Stenocoryne leucorrhoda var macaheensis Brade 1943;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Bifrenaria vitellina var. leucorrhoda; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII Hoehne 1953 as Stenocoryne leucorrhoda drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII Hoehne 1953 as Stenocoryne leucorrhoda var macahensis drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Braziliense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as Adipe leucorrhoda; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses I Plate 009 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 2 Encyclias Campacci 2003; Boletim CAOB Vol 50 2003; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1987 as Stenocoryne leucorrhoda; Flora Brasilica Hoehne 1953 as Stenocoryne leucorrhoda; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs 1970; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espirito Santo Brasil Vol 4 Chiron & Bolsanello 2014 drawing/photo fide;