Notylia pubescens Lindl. 1842

Close up Photos by Mauro Rosim

FragrancePart Shade><img src=Cool SpringSummerFall

Common Name The Hairy Notylia [refers to the pubescence on the lip]

Flower Size .05" to .06" [.125 to .150 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande Do Sul and Minas Gerais states of Brazil in the hot humid lowlands, cooler mountain areas and the interior plains and savannas as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with small, erect, narrowly egg-shaped, strongly laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricate, distichous, longitudinally folded, close-fitting, triangular sheaths and carrying a single, rigid, oblong, apical, leathery, lightly undulate, slightly concave, oblique, abruptly blunt tip, narrowing below into the conduplicate, short, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a basal, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, dense, many flowered, racemose inflorescence that arises on a mature pseudobulb and carries fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2005; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005