Anguloa cliftonii Rolfe 1910
Common Name Clifton's Anguloa [English Orchid Grower -First bloom
Flower Size 3 3/4" across [to 9 cm]
A large, Colombian, warm to cold growing terrestrial species
found at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters that is similar in flower
to A. clowesii Lindley but cliftonii has a purplish brown streaked
side lobe of the lip, while A. clowesii is uniformly yellow.
Blooming in the spring and summer on an erect, long, bracteate,
often 2, inflorescence that arise basally as the new growths arise
in the late winter with a large, waxy, solitary, fragrant flower.
This species has clustered ovoid-oblong pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3,
plicate, elliptic-oblong, acuminate, subundulate, attenuate into the
base leaves and becomes a large plant.
Synonyms Anguloa cliftonii var alba Oakley 1999; Anguloa
cliftonii var concolor Oakley 2008