Notylia fragrans Wullschl. ex H.Focke 1853 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

FragranceFull shade Hot

Common Name The Fragrant Notylia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam and Brazil in rain forests at elevations of 100 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing, twig epiphyte with conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, obtuse, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms an a basal, pendent, 8" [20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Notylia cardioglossa Rchb.f.1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as N cardioglossa; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as N bungerothii drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 5 Foldats 1970; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1877 as N cordiglossa sic drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as N venezuelana drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003