Coryanthes kaiseriana G.Gerlach 2003 SUBGENUS Coryanthes

Another color form

Photos by Franco Pupulin.

Fragrance Full Shade HotWarm Spring

Common Name Kaiser's Coryanthes [Swiss Botanist speciallizong in floral aromas current]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found only in Costa Rica in moist cloud forests on shady tree trunks at elevations around 250 to 810 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, narrowly oblong-ovoid to oblong conical, deeply sulcate pseudobulb with a purple ring at the apex, in youth enveloped by membraneous sheaths carrying 2, apical, narrowly elliptic to linear-lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into an indistinct petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendent, to 32" [80 cm] long, provided with various bracts, few flowered inflorescence carrying very agreeably fragrant flowers.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 8: 23-30 Gerlach & Dressler 2003 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 8 2005 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 #12 2005 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulin 2005 pg 154 lower photo is C kaiseriana as well as pg 157 top photo. photos fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #9 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #2 2020 drawing fide; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Coryanthes [Orchidaceae]