Bifrenaria caparaoensis is an orchid species identified by Brade in 1943. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Bifrenaria atropurpurea.
ORIGIN: This is a Brazilian medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic or lithophytic species found in the southeastern Atlantic forest in open spaces, usually on rocks at elevations of 200 to 2000 meters in mountainous, wet tropical forests.
DESCRIPTION: This is a Brazilian medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic or lithophytic species found in the southeastern Atlantic forest in open spaces, usually on rocks at elevations of 200 to 2000 meters in mountainous, wet tropical forests with egg shaped, 4 angled pseudobulbs and a solitary, to 10 [25 cm] long, apical, broad-elliptic, acuminate, erect, glabrous, coriaceous leaf that has 3 prominent veins beneath and blooms through the spring and summer in Brazil on a 3 [7.5 cm] long, basal, racemose, semi-erect inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb with 3 to 5, fleshy, fragrant flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 3 inches [5.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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