Notylia laxa Rchb.f. 1881 Photo courtesy of Ecuagenera and Their Ecuadorian Orchid Website

Full ShadeHotWarmSpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Lax Notylia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Surinam, northern Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia at elevations around 450 to 650 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with approximate, ovate, slightly flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by distichous, imbricating, foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, broadly oblong, rounded apically, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring through early summer on a basal, to 6" [15 cm] long, pendent, often branched near the base to form a secondary inflorescence after the first has passed, spirally arranged, laxly many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 556 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;