~Coryanthes biflora Barb. Rodr. 1877 - See also Coryanthes speciosa Hooker Photo courtesy of Tropical Orchid Farm of Maui

FragrancePart shadeWarmTo Hot

Common Name The Two Flowered Coryanthes

Flower Size 4 4/5" [12 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Brazil and Peru as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte in lowland wet montane forests with elongate, ovoid, rugose, psuedobulbs carrying 2 apical, plicate, narrowly elliptical, acute leaves that blooms on a basal, pendant, few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from a mature pseudobulb and is held well below the plant with, large extremely fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 Drwing not = C bruchmuellerii; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Orhcid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 photo; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = C bruchmuelleri