Bifrenaria is a genus with about 25 species. Originally, these species were placed under the genera Lycaste and Maxillaria. All species are found in Latin Americam and are predominantly epiphytes.

The almost ovoid shaped pseudo-bulbs grow in clusters and can be up to 8cm in size. Each pseudo bulb may have up to two broad leaves. The inflorescence arises from the base and can have up to four showy, relative large (up to 5 cm), waxy flowers. The flowers are long lasting and some are fragrant.

Bifrenarias, although relative to other orchids easy to grow, are not very common and are rarely seen in shows. They require the same conditions are Lycaste and Maxilaria plants.

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