Warczewiczella wailesiana (Lindl) E. Morren 1878 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George

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Common Name or Meaning Wailes Warczewiczella [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.25 cm]

Found in Brazil as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ligulate-lanceolate, acute leaves that are canoe-shaped and articulate to the leaf sheaths below and held in a fan that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, 5" [12.5 cm] long, erect scape with a single, heavily textured, fragrant flower.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha wailesiana (Lindl.) A.D.Hawkes 1965; Cochleanthes wailesiana (Lindl.) R.E. Schult. & Garay 1959; Warrea digitata Lem. 1856; *Warrea wailesiana Lindl. 1849; Warczewiczella digitata Barb. Rodr. 1883; Zygopetalum wailesianum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1863

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach as Zygopetalum wailesianum 1883 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing hmm; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Chondrorhyncha wallesiana; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as Cocleanthes wailesiana drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 as Cochleanthes wailesiana photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 2015 drawing fide;