Bifrenaria venezuelana C.Schweinf. 1965 Photo by Marcos Campacci

Part shadeHotCool

Common Name or Meaning The Venezuelan Bifrenaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela and northern Brazil in rain and cloud forests at elevations of 100 to 1400 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a repent, branching, dark maroon rhizome with 1.2 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] between each cylindrical ovoid, longitudinally rugose, hard, shiny brown pseudobulbs carrying a single, elliptic, plicate, acute, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on an ascending to slightly pendulous, basal, shorter than the pseudobulbs, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville and Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora De Venezuela Volumen XV Cuarta Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses I Plate 018 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing good; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok;