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Anguloa virginalis Virginal Anguloa 


Virginal Anguloa  , Anguloa virginalis


Anguloa virginalis Linden 1851

Common Name The Virginal Anguloa

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial in deep shade on steep humid hillsides, in wet montane forests at elevations of 1250 to 2400 meters with ovoid to oblong-ovoid, lightly compressed pseudobulbs with 2 pairs of basal sheaths that have apical, evanescent, soon scarious, foliaceous extensions and have 3 to 4 narrow to broadly oblanceolate, acute leaves with stiff ribs and a long attenuate petiole that blooms on a stout, basal, to 10" [25 cm] long inflorescence with 5 to 7 large bracts and a large, inflated, acuminate floral bract that conceals the ovary all arising on a newly developing pseudobulb and carrying a single, showy, fleshy, pleasingly fragrant flower occuring in the late winter and early spring.

Synonyms Anguloa turneri B.S. Williams. 1885; Anguloa uniflora var. turneri (B.S. Williams) R.H. Torr.