Notylia angustifolia Cogn. 1910 Photo by Sandy Gibson of Exotic Blossoms


Common Name The Thin-Leafed Notylia

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Trinidad, French Guiana and Venezuela in rain forests at elevations of 100 to 700 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a single, apical, linear to strap shaped, fleshy, acute to obtuse leaf that is conduplicate below to the base on a small, hidden, oblong to cylindrical, slightly flattened pseudobulb enveloped partially by the basal leaves that blooms on an axillary, pendant, 1 1/2" to 4" [3.5 to 10 cm] long, many flowered raceme arising from a mature pseudobulb and occurs in the spring.

Synonyms Notylia nana Cogn.1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as N nana; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Notylia nana drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as N angustifolia drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as N nana drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as N nana drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006