!Polyotidium huebneri (Mansf.) Garay 1958 Photo by G. C. K. Dunsterville Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives

Common Name Huebner's Polyotidium [German Orchid Collector in Colombia 1900's]

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in the hot lowlands of the Amazon in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil in rainforests low down on trees in sandy soils at elevations around 100 to 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with narrowly ovoid, somewhat elongated, ancipitous pseudobulbs completely enveloped basally by 3 scarious, acuminate sheaths and carrying a single, narrow, coriaceous, slightly curving, terete leaf and blooms on an axillary, 5" [12.5 cm] long, racemose, several flowered inflorescence arising from a newly maturing pseudobulb through the leaf axils.

Synonyms *Hybochilus huebneri Mansf. 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1975 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 6 1980 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing/photo good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Hybochilus inconspicuus drawing good; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 darawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006