!Orleanesia amazonica Barb.Rodr. 1877Drawing by Pedro Ivo Soares Braga and the Brazilian Orchids Website

Drawing Drawing by Friedrich Reinhardt-Verlag and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

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Common Name The Amazonian Orleansia

Flower Size

Found in French Guiana, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil along creeks and rivers in rainforests as a to giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte, terrestrial or lithophyte with a pendant, green to maroon stem enveloped by tubular, longitudinally striped, grey sheaths and carrying clear green, glossy above, dull beneath, alternate, elliptic, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer, fall and late winter on a terminal, racemose, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen #8 29-32 tafel 8 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;

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