Coryanthes speciosa is the cinnabar orange/red, Brazilian, Bucket orchid named for the unique and complex labellum which acts as a trap for large bees to pollinate the flowers. The bee is attracted by nectar exuded from a gland on each side of the column that collects in the bottom of the bucket. Once in the smooth walled bucket, the bee must crawl out thru an oriface and collect the pollinia on the way. Then onto the next flower to deposit the pollinia, caught by perhaps a neat trick to ensure cross polination with another plant. Culture the same as Coryanthes alborosea.
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