Anguloa virginalis

Anguloa virginalis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Anguloa
Species: A. virginalis
Binomial name
Anguloa virginalis
Linden 1851

Anguloa virginalis is a Anguloa endemic to Colombia.


Plant blooms in the winter with a single 3.5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant


Plant is found in the montane forest of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1250 to 2400 meters.


Plants are grown in medium light with cool temperatures. Use a mix of 75% fine fir bark with 25% perlite or use full sphagnum moss. Water regularly. Watering should be done when potting mix just begins to dry. Plants prefer high humidity. They need a two to three week dry rest in the late winter. Resume water and fertilizer when new growth and the new inflorescence.


Anguloa virginalis pink Anguloa virginalis variant Sepals and petals are pink


Common Name: The Virginal Anguloa


  1. Anguloa turneri B.S. Williams. 1885
  2. Anguloa uniflora var. turneri (B.S. Williams) R.H. Torr.

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