Coryanthes vasquezii Dodson 1982 SUBGENUS Coryanthes

Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart ShadeHotSpring

Common Name Vasquez' Coryanthes [Bolivian Original Collector of Species current]

Flower Size 2.6" [6.5 cm]

Found in central Bolivia at elevations around 280 meters in moist tropical forests as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with narrowly pyriform-cylindric, deeply pleuri-sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect, plicate, narrowly obovate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in spring on a pendant, basal, racemose, 8" [20 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence with several small, tubular sheaths and the ovaries are subtended by inflated, terete, slightly sulcate bracts carrying fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 522 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #9 2011 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014; Richardiana Vol 5 Chiron & Marcal 2021 Une Orginisation infragenerique de Coryanthes [Orchidaceae]