Coryanthes speciosa

Coryanthes speciosa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Coryanthes
Species: Crths. speciosa
Binomial name
Coryanthes speciosa
Hooker 1831

Coryanthes speciosa is an orchid species found in South America and bit of Central American as well.


The plant is found in Trinidada & Tobago, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil at elevations around 100 meters


Plant blooms during the summer with one to three flowers. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of mint.


Plant should be grown in shade. Keep in intermediate to warm temperatures and water regularly. Pot in medium fir bark or sphagnum moss. Keep humidity high. Plants are usually grown in baskets.


Common Name: The Outstanding Coryanthes


  1. Coryanthes albertinae H. Karst. 1848
  2. Coryanthes barkeri Beer 1854
  3. Coryanthes maculata Hkr.
  4. Coryanthes maculata Lindl. 1835
  5. Coryanthes maculata var. punctata Lindl.
  6. Coryanthes maculata var. vitrina Rolfe 1895
  7. Coryanthes powellii Schltr. 1922
  8. Coryanthes punctata Beer
  9. Coryanthes splendens Barb. Rodr. 1877
  10. Coryanthes speciosa var alba Lindl. 1840
  11. Coryanthes speciosa var exima Cogn 1902
  12. Coryanthes speciosa var. punctata (Beer) G.Gerlach 1993
  13. Coryanthes speciosa var. sumneriana (Lindl.) G.Gerlach 1993
  14. Coryanthes speciosa var vitellina Morren 1846
  15. Coryanthes sumneriana Lindl. 1856
  16. Epidendrum galeatum Vell. 1831
  17. Gongora macrantha Hooker
  18. *Gongora speciosa Hkr. 1827
  19. Meliclis speciosa (Hook.) Raf. 1836

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