Huntleya citrina Rolfe 1916

Photo Jay Pfahl

Another Clone

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Full shade Hot LaterSpring

Common Name The Citrus Huntleya

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in the department of Narino Colombia and Ecuador in western facing lowland rainforest slopes at an elevations around 200 to 230 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a loose fan of narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that are articulated to the sheaths below that clasp the short stem and blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect, 1 1/4" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower at the base of the leaves.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid DIgest Vol 48 NO 6 1984; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;