Notylia trisepala Lindl. & Paxton 1852

Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Common Name The Three Sepal Notylia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Chiapas Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations of 20 to 1000 meters as a miniature to just small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped almost completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, somewhat fleshy, abaxially carinate, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter through spring on a pendant, racemose, 4.8 to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying successively opening flowers

Synonyms Notylia turialbae Schltr.1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 145. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as N turialbae; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo okish; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 886 Hamer 1983 drawing ok; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 9 1992 photo fide; Family #39 Orchidaceae: Tribe Maxillarieae: subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae. Fieldiana, Atwood & Retana 1999 drawing ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide