Daiotyla xanthina Dressler & Pupulin 2007

Photo by © Eric Hunt

Another Color Form

Another Angle Of Color Form

Photo by © Patricia Harding

Common Name or Meaning The Yellow Daiotyla

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Newly found in Colombia as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by 3 to 5sheaths, the upper ones foliaceous and carrying articulate, narrowly obovate, acuminate, dark green, abaxially strongly carinate along the midvein, lateral veins distinctly visible on the abaxial blade, the surface shiny, narrowing towards the short, conduplicate, pertiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, lateral, arising form the axils of the lower sheaths, erect, peduncle terete, basally enveloped by a triangulaar, conduplicate, clasping bract, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a double, conduplicate, shorter than the pedical, the external one, ovate-elliptic, to suborbiculara, the subopposite one, narrowly elliptic to ligulate.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 25(1): 11-14 Pupulin & Dressler 2007 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #5 2008; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide;