!Houlletia brocklehurstiana Lindl. 1841 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and

Flower Closeup Photo by Lourens Grobler

Fragrance Full shadeWarmTo Cool LATESummerFall

Common Name Brocklehurst's Houlletia [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 3.5" [8.75 cm]

Found from Espiritu Santo, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo Parana' and Santa Catarina States of Brazil at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial in acidic, organic detrius with ovoid-oblong, strongly sulcate with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, attenuate below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall on a basal, erect, robust, racemose, 16 to 26" [40 to 65 cm] long, loosely 7 to 10 flowered, racemose inflorescence with a few submembraneous, adpressed, yellow-green, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovaries floral bracts and carrying heavy textured, long-lasting fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Houlletia stapeliiflora Brongn. 1841; Houlletia stapelioides Brongn. ex Rchb.f. 1855; Maxillaria brocklehurstiana Lindl. 1841

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 1 1958 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo fide;

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