Coryanthes horichiana Jenny 1986 SUBGENUS Coryanthes

Photo by Franco Pupulin.

Full ShadeHotSpring

Common Name Horich's Coryanthes [German Orchid Collector Costa Rica 1900's]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found only in Costa Rica in very wet forests on shady tree trunks at elevations of sea level to 300 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on a pendent, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

This species is often found in conjunction with ants and may benefit from their presence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera, and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 8 2004 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulin 2005 photo pg 154 top labeled C hunteriana is this species; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Coryanthes [Orchidaceae]