Notylia yauaperyensis Barb.Rodr. 1891 Photo By Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Inflorescence Drawing by G C K Dunsterville

Drawing Drawing by Pabst

Common Name The Yauapery Notylia [A tribe in the Orinoco watershed]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in French Guiana, Venezuela, Peru and northern Brazil in dense, tall, humid rainforests around 50 to 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with compressed, very small, elongate pseudobulbs largely concealed by grey sheaths and leaf bases and carrying generally firm and fleshy, rather dull, dorsally strongly sulcate mid-rib, sharply carinate, apically mucronate leaves that blooms on an arching, pendant, to 4.8" " [12 cm] long, densely many flowered, green, racemose inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing ok; Flora De Venezuela, Volumen XV Parte V Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 9 1979 photo; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003