Notylia carnosiflora C.Schweinf. 1946Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower? Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

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Common Name The Fleshy Flowered Notylia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela and Junin Peru at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with short, complantate-cylindric pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, closely imbricating sheaths with the uppermost 2 being leaf bearing and carrying elliptic-oblong, rounded apically, shortly narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms on a lateral, basal, arcuate-recurved, to 2.4" [to 6 cm] long, subdensely several flowered inflorescence with small reflexed bracts.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Fieldiana Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing good/photo fide to the first photo ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 721 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing ok