Coryanthes

CORYANTHES (Greek, korys, helmet, and anlhos, flower, referring to the shape of the lip). Orchiddcew, tribe Vdndere. This complex genus, which is closely re
lated to Stanhopea, is represented by several interesting species inhabiting tropical America. Sepals spreading, dilated, fiexuosc, conduplicate, lateral ones largest, dis tinct at the base: petals small, erect: labellum large, tridentate, basal portion forming a hood, continued into the column; distal portion bucketorpouch-like: column pointing downwards, elongated, terete, bicornute at the base, apex recurred: pollinia 2, compressed, caudicle
linear, arcuate. Pseudobulbous: lvs. plicnte, lanceo
late, about 1 ft. long. The bucket part of the labellum is provided with a spout-like structure, by means of which the bucket overflowsGOBYLRTHIB (Greek, korys, helmet, and anlhos, flower, referring to the shape of the lip). Orchiddcew, tribe Vdndere. This complex genus, which is closely re
lated to Stanhopea, is represented by several interesting species inhabiting tropical America. Sepals spreading, dilated, fiexuosc, conduplicate, lateral ones largest, dis tinct at the base: petals small, erect: labellum large, tridentate, basal portion forming a hood, continued into the column; distal portion bucketorpouch-like: column pointing downwards, elongated, terete, bicornute at the base, apex recurred: pollinia 2, compressed, caudicle
linear, arcuate. Pseudobulbous: lvs. plicnte, lanceo
late, about 1 ft. long.