Notylia platyglossa Schltr. 1914 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full shadeHot Warm Spring

Common Name The Broad-Tongued Notylia

Flower Size 4" [1 cm]

Found in southeastern Venezuela and northern Brazil in rainforests at elevations of 100 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, soft, fleshy, elliptic, lightly asymetric apically, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an arching then pendant, pale green, racemose, 3" [7.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunstrerville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 # 9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 9 1979 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing 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; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as Notylia platiglossa [sic] photo fide;