Vargasiella venezuelana C.Schweinf. 1958 Drawing by Culbertson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Venezuelan Vargasiella

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela on steep rocky slopes beneath low thick brush and grass at elevations of 600 to 800 meters as a small to giant sized, warm growing terrestrial with long, stout, terete, straggling stems that are leafy towards the apex and carrying thin, rather soft, linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaves that blooms on an axillary, to 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with short, fleshy floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Duntsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 drawing