Notylia pittieri Schltr. 1918 Photos by © Herbario de Golfito and The Herbario de Golfito Website

Drawing Drawing by © Franco Pupulin and The Revista Biologica Tropical Website


Common Name or Meaning Pittier's Notylia [Swiss Botanist in Venezuela early 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in young secondary forests as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, ellipsoid, flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying coriaceous, abaxially finely rugulose, oblong-ligulate to elliptic, unequally bilobed at apex, obscurely mucronate leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, pendent, racemose or secundarily paniculate, to 7.6" [19 cm] long, to 80 flowered inflorescence with small, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 145. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo; Revista de Biología Tropical versión impresa ISSN 0034-7744 Rev. biol. trop v.46 n.4 San José dic. 1998 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide