Duckeella alticola C.Schweinf. 1961

Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

Part sun Cool

Common Name The High Growing Duckeella

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana and northern Brazil in boggy ground at elevations of 1350 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a smooth, terete, pale green stem carrying fleshy, rather soft, pale green, elliptic, tapering at both ends, acute, concave, well spaced up the stem, conduplicate below intothe clasping base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, occasionally branched, 3" [7.5 cm] long, successively flowering, several flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Venezuelan Orchid Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide;