Notylia rhombilabia C.Schweinf. 1946 Photo Agroriente and their Orchid Catalog Webpage

Flower Closeup Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Rhomboid Lip Notylia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Peru and northern Brazil at elevations of 100 to 250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with small, narrow, compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, light green, somewhat fleshy, soft, linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly conduplicate base leaf that blooms on a pendent, 4" [10 cm] long, moderately compressed, several to many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 5 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo good