Coryanthes leucocorys Rolfe 1891 SUBGENUS Lamellunguis SECTION Lamellunguis SUBSECTION Acutigaleatae

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Common Name The White Helmet Coryanthes

Flower Size 4 1/2" [11.25 cm]

Found in Colombia, southeastern Ecuador and northeastern Peru in lower montane forests at elevations around sea level to 1600 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic species with conical to oblong-ovoid, ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, plicate, narrowly elliptical leaves with a distinct channeled petiole that blooms in the late summer on a basal, pendant, 1 to 2 flowered, to 12" [30 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with several short, tubular sheaths that carries large, waxy, short lived, fragrant mint scented flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson/Escoabr 1993 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 photo fide; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Coryanthes [Orchidaceae]

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