Baskervilla venezuelana Garay & Dunst. 1976

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Venezuelan Baskervilla

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Guyana at the side of small streams at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with elongate petiolate, sulcate, white base, velvety green, gently undulate margins, lightly plicate, obtuse apically and basally clasping leaves giving rise to a terminal, erect, 18" [45 cm] long, to 35 flowered, racemose, successively bottom to top flowering inflorescence with fairly prominent, glabrous, light green floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1987 genus only; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson/Escobar 1991 genus only; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira' Cesar Fernandez 2003; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide