Huntleya wallisii Batem 1837

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Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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

Flower Size to 5" [to 12.5 cm]

Found from Colombia to Ecuador in tropical and montane wet forests at elevations around 50 to 800 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very small or lacking pseudobulbs and a very short stem carrying several, in a well defined fan-shape, broadly lanceolate leaves that gradually fold into a conduplicate base attached to the clasping leaf sheaths that blooms at any time of the year on an axillary, single flowered, 4" [10 cm] long inflorescence with very waxy, large fragrant flowers

Synonyms Batemannia burtii var. wallisii Rchb.f. 1873; *Batemannia wallisii Rchb.f 1880; Batemannia wallisii var. major Rchb.f. ex Roezl 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No6 1958; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 3 1974 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 116 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 6 1984 photo fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 3 2002; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 12 2017 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;