Bifrenaria steyermarkii (Foldats) Garay & Dunst. 1976 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

FragrancePart shadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning Steyermark's Bifrenaria [American Botanist in Venezuela 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil in elevated Amazonian cloudforests at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye or occasional terrestrial with ovoid, tetragonic pseudobulbs becoming rugose with age and carrying a single to 2, apical, plicate, coriaceous, attenuate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, many flowered inflorescence carrying showy fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Xylobium steyermarkii Foldats 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 as Xylobium steyermarkii drawing fide; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dusterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 2 Encyclias Campacci 2003; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;