Corymborkis forcipigera (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) L.O.Williams 1946

Photo by © Ricardo Kriebel and The Field Museum Website

Drawing Drawing by © Le Testu and The Kew Botanic Gardens Website

Full Shade Hot Cool Fall

Common Name The Plier-Carrying Corymborkis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia in deep shade of evergreen forests at elevations of 100 to 1800 meters as a hot to cool growing, medium to large sized terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to a strict, erect, terete stem enveloped by plicate, thin, non-articulate, elliptic, acute to somewhat attenuate leaves that blooms in the fall on several, recurved, axillary from the uppermost leaves, paniculate, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, several flowered, corymbose inflorescence

Synonyms Corymborkis cubensis Acuña ex Correll 1940; *Macrostylis forcipigera Rchb.f. & Warsz. 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 Illustrations drawing ok; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as C cubensis drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as C cubensis; Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 640 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1512 Mora Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide