Notylia aromatica Barker ex Lindl. 1841 Photo by Paulo Victor and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of JPh CORLOUER of France

Common Name or Meaning The Fragrant Notylia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana and Para' and Mato Grosso States of Brazil in hot, humid lowlands at elevations of 50 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing, twig epiphyte with very small, elongate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs completely enveloped below by 1 to 3, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying a single, apical, rather stiff, linear, erect to spreading, acute, longitudinally channeled along the midvein, dorsally keeled, abruptly narrows below into the conduplicate, narrow, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring in cultivation on a pendant, basal, 5" [12.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Notylia laxiflora Westc. 1841

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing hmm; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing hmm; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchid Species Culture, Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2005

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