Notylia peruviana (Schltr.) C.Schweinf. 1946 Photo by Pako and His Picasweb Orchids of Guyane Photo Site

Part shade Hot Warm Winter Spring

Common Name The Peruvian Notylia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in French Guiana, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in rain forests at elevations of 100 to 900 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing, twig epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, cylindrical, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by pairs of leafless and leaf bearing, distichous, imbricating bracts and carrying very thin, linear-oblong to oblong, acute to obtuse to obliquely bilobes and apiculate, attenuate and conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms inn the winter and spring on lateral, pendant, racemose but rarely single branched, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, laxly few to many flowered inflorescence with linear to linaerlanceolate, acute, slightly shorter to longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish yellow to yellow, membraneous, glabrous flowers.

Synonyms *Dipteranthus peruvianus Schltr. 1916; Notylia boliviensis Schltr. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 # 9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 quarta parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0264 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as N boliviense not = N morenoi; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 557 Orchids of Ecuador Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide/photo not - N trullifera; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 as N trullifera photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo wrong N bungerotii - the other Notylia photo, N rhombilabia photo fits Dodsons drawing of N peruviana; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo not;