Huntleya gustavii (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1916

Another Flower Variation

Photos by Jay Pfahl


Common Name Gustav's Huntleya [Gustav Wallis German Orchid Collector in South America 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found from Colombia to Ecuador at elevations around 800 to 1600 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on a short single flowered inflorescence holding the flower close to the leaf bases.

Synonyms *Batemannia gustavi Rchb. f. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #7 1969 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 3 1974 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 53 no 7 1984 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 6 1984 photo fide; Native Orchids of Colombia Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 photo good; Native Orchids of Ecuador Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 3 2008 photo; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as H sp photo fide; The Orchid Review Vol 127 No 1328 December 2019 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide