Coryanthes macrocorys Rolfe 1892 SUBGENUS Anosmophorum

Column and Faucet Gland Detail

Bucket Interior

Flower bud

Photos by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Large Helmet Coryanthes

Flower Size 3" x 4" [7.5 x 10 cm]

Found in Peru with ribbed, conical pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, plicate, narrowly elliptical leaves that blooms in the summer in the northern hemisphere on a basal, lateral and then pendant, to 12" [to 30 cm] 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and often after leaf-fall and carrying scented flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 photo hmm mine has short sinus glands - See C bicalcarata photo it fits this better; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #6 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #9 2011 photo fide; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Coryanthes [Orchidaceae] Photo fide;