!Duckeella adolphii Porto & Brade 1938 publ. 1940

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Drawing by Foldats

Full shade Hot LATESpring

Common Name Adolph's Duckeela [German Orchid Collector in Brazil early 1900's]

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Amazonas state of Brazil at elevations of 100 to 400 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing terrestrial orchid with an erect stem carrying 1 to 5, acuminate, basal, linear leaves held in a single plane fan that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, simple to branched, successively single, few to several flowered inflorescence arising from imbricating, triangular, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Colombian Native Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2003 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 2019 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 20(2): 67216. Ossenbach & Jenny 2020