Huntleya lucida (Rolfe) Rolfe 1916

Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name The Shiny Huntleya

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Guyana, Venezuela, Ecuador and Brazil in lower, extremely wet, montane cloud forests at elevations of 500 to 1100 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with no pseudobulbs and no intervening rhizome, each fan-shaped growth comprises of thin, not floppy, light green, smooth, lightly veined, plicate leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on one per leaf axil, erect, axillary, terete, pale green, to 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a newly developing growth, with 2 together, outspread winglike, acuminate bracts below the middle

Synonyms *Zygopetalum lucidum Rolfe 1889

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 3 1974 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 115 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 6 1984 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 drawing ok/photo good; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as H apiculata drawing/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;