Notylia venezuelana Schltr.1919

Photo by Ecuagenera Orchid Species Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Warm LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Venezuelan Notylia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to approximate, oblong, compressed, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a decurved, shortly pedunculate, 5.2" [13 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

Often cited as a synonym of N bungerothii but differs mostly in the downcurved petals. N bungerothii has petals that are horizontal.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten I Venezuela Schlechter 1919; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Syn of N bungerothii not = N fragrans; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as N bungerothii; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 5 Foldats 1970; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = N fragrans; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ok; LANKESTERIANA 19(2).125 - 193 Ossenbach & Jenny 2019 TYPE drawing fide