Notylia bungerothii Rchb. f. 1887 Photo by Eric Hunt


Common Name Bungeroth's Notylia [German Orchid Collector in South America 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela in wet montane forests at elevations of 450 to 1100 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with tiny, insignificant, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating, lower leafless and upper leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, broadly oblong, rounded and unequally bilobed apically, leathery, stiff yet thin leaf that is conduplicate below to form a petiole-like basal stem and blooms in the spring on an axillary, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, sharply downcurved inflorescence arising on a recently matured pseudobulb and carrying the flowers in a dense spiral arrangement on the apical 2/3's.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing not = N fragrans; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 # 9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 555 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide/photo hmm; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok