Warczewiczella candida Rchb.f 1852 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Lip and flower detail Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name or Meaning The Snow-White Warczewiczella

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

This small sized, warm to cool growing, pseudobulbless epiphyte has a fan-like spread of linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that are canoe-shaped and attenuate to the sheaths below leaves and blooms in the late fall to winter on an axillary, 4 to 4 3/4" [10 to 12 cm] long, erect to arcuate single flowered inflorescence that holds the flower below the leaves. It is found in Brazil in the southeastern Atlantic forests at elevations of 200 meters and up in humid, shady locations.

Synonyms Cochleanthes candida (Lindl.) R.E. Schult. & Garay 1959; Huntleya candida Hort. 1851; Huntleya radians Hort 1860; Huntleya radicans Linden 1860; *Warrea candida Lindl. 1850-1; Zygopetalum candidum 1863

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as Cochleanthes candida; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide

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