Notylia punoensis D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

TYPE Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Deep Shade Cool LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Puno Notylia

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in the department of Puno Peru in very wet montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with conic, tapering towards the narrow apex, finely grooved pseudobulbs subtended by non-foliaceous bracts and carrying most often a single, linear-oblanceolate, minutely bidentate apically, subcoriaceous, dark green, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a pendent, shortly pedunculate, with 1 to 2, close bracts, to 4" [10 cm] long, rachis sulcate, cylindrical, densely many [30] flowered inflorescence with minute, ovate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying basaically white flowers with 3 small orange spots near the middle of the lamina of the lip.

Similar to N peruviana but differs in the petiolate base leaf, the strongly tapering pseudobulbs, the non-foliaceous bracts, the sparsely pubescent ovary and column, the partial fused lateral sepals and the very narrow lip with a papillose callus keel.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaerum Peruviarum Plate 722 Bennett & christenson 2001 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014