Notylia orbicularis A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845

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Common Name The Orbicular Notylia

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm] tall

Found in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador at elevations of 180 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an oval to elliptic, laterally compressed, rather ancipitous edged, longitudinally rugose to grooved pseudobulb partially enveloped below by several, triangular, conduplicate sheaths with the uppermost being leaf-bearing and and carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, rigid, leathery, conspicuously wrinkled and channeled above along the midvein, prominently keeled below, apically rounded, narrowing below into the petiolate-like base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect to arching, to 12" [30 cm] long, closely spaced, cylindrical, many flowered, racemose inflorescence ,

Synonyms Notylia angustilancea Schltr. 1914; Notylia huegelii Fenzl 1850; Notylia orbicularis subsp. warfordiae Salazar 1994; Notylia tridachne Lindl. & Paxton 1852; Tridachne virens Liebm. ex Lindl. & Paxton 1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as N tridachne drawing/photo ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo hmm; Harvard Pap. Bot. 5 #2: Carnevali etal. 2001 Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Allance Baker 2006; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018