Notylia replicata Rchb. f. 1878Photo by Tonio Nannuz and Infojardin Blog

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Common Name The Folded Back Notylia

Flower Size 1/4" [.8 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 100 to 1500 meters with ovoid-ellpsoid, oblique, complanate, sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by a pair of scarious leafless bracts and carrying a single, elliptic, acuminate, attenuate to the conduplicate petiolate base leaf with the mid-vein keeled on the reverse, that blooms in the winter and early spring on an arching, loosely multiflowered, 6 3/4" [18 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with 2 remote bracts and small lanceolate floral bracts holding the campanulate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 175 Dodson 1980 drawing hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006