!Grobya amherstiae Lindl. 1835

Photo by Stefan Paeffgan .


Photo by Dale and Deni Borders.

In Situ Photo Brazil

Photo by Ishmael Nilton Vischi.


Common Name Amherst Grobya [English Countess 1800's]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

A small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that is found in Ecuador and eastern Brazil in lowland, wet forests at elevations of 200 to 900 meters that requires moderate shade and has densly tufted, erect, ovoid to almost spherical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by persistent, white, fibrous leaf bases and carries up to 6, towards the apex, firm-textured, erect and arching, linear-lanceolate, subacute, slightly grooved leaves and blooms with a basal, 1 to several [9] flowered, arching to pendant, 6" [15 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with fragrant flowers and narrowly lanceolate bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Brazil Mcqueen 1993 photos fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 2 1995 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008 photo fide; The Organ Mountain Range, Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 photo fide;