Bifrenaria wittigii (Rchb.f.) Hoehne 1953 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Part shadeCool To Warm SpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning Wittig's Bifrenaria [German Plant collector in Brazil 1900's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with conic-tetragonic pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, elliptical-elongate, acuminate leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a basal, 3.2" [8 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence and carrying fragrant, showy flowers

Similar to B tetragona but differs in the velvety midlobe of the lip which in B tetragona it is glabrous.

Synonyms Cydoniorchis wittigii (Rchb.f.) Senghas 1994; *Lycaste wittigii Rchb.f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Orchidaceae Braziliense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as Cydoniorchis wittigii; Icones Orchidacearum Plate 020 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 2 Encyclias Campacci 2003; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo Espiritu Santo Brasil Vol 4 Chiron & Bolsanello 2014; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #8 2017 photo fide;