!Warreella cyanea (Lindl.) Schltr. 1914

Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage


Common Name or Meaning The Blue Warreella

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 1650 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped completely by basally clasping leaf sheaths and carrying plicate, elliptical to lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below and articulate into the base leaves that blooms in the late summer to early fall on an erect, axillary from the base, in the apical half, laxly to subdensely few to several flowered, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long inflorescence arising on a newly arising growth with a few, tubular, acuminate bracts and ovate-lanceolate, to lanceolate, acute, concave floral bracts carrying flowers with no fragrance, and is similar to growing Phaius and plicate leaved Eulophias.

Synonyms Aganisia cinerea Benth. 1880; Aganisia cyanea var. alba (Rchb.f.) G.Nicholson 1888; Maxillaria cyanea (Lindl.) Beer 1854; *Warrea cyanea Lindl. 1844; Warrea medellinensis Kraenzl 1920; Warreella medellinensis (Kraenzl.) Garay 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Edwards's Bot. Reg. 30: Misc. 2. 1844; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de VenezuelaVolumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Warreela cyanea drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as W medillinensis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 as Warrea medellinensis; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good;