Houlletia sanderi Rolfe 1910

Photo by © Hans-Gerhardt Seeger

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Common Name Sander's Houlletia [English Orchidist 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia, eastern Ecuador and Peru in very wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial on steep embankments with pyriform longitudinally ribbed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few dry, scarious sheaths and carries a single, thin, plicate, elliptic, acuminate leaf that narrows basally into the elongate, sulcate petiole and blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, basal, 18" [45 cm] long, loosely several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with very strongly fragrant flowers .

Synonyms Houlletia clarae Schltr. 1924; Jennyella clarae (Schltr.) Lückel & Fessel 1999; Jennyella sanderi (Rolfe) Lückel & Fessel 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:81 Schlechter 1924; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 927 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0078 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as H clarae photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #8 2015 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;