Chysis limminghei Linden & Rchb. f. 1858

Photo By Tennis Maynard


Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name Limmingh's Chysis

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Mexico and Guatemala as a small to medium sized, pendant growing epiphyte found at altitudes close to sea level and needs hot conditions to thrive so that it can bloom in the summer as a new growth arises on a pendulous, robust, 12" [30 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with fragrant, waxy, long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Chysis aurea frma limminghei [Linden & Rchb.f] P.H.Allen; Chysis aurea var. limminghei (Linden & Rchb. f.) Hkr.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915;

Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide;

Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C aureae fma limminghei;

AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 1 1970;

Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 as C aurea var limminghei;

Genera Orchidacearum Tropicarum Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase and Rasmusen 2005 drawing/photo ok;

Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto etal 2005;

AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #10 2013 photo fide;

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018;

AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #5 2019 photo fide;