Kegeliella orientalis G.Gerlach 2000

Lip Photos by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Drawing as K houtteana Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

Fragrance Deep Shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Eastern Kegeliella

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela in tall forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with pale green, hard, shiny, strongly compressed, subquadrate pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, olive green above, reddish beneath, elliptic, plicate, finely ribbed, mid rib sulcate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves thst blooms in the summer on a basal, pendant, maroon pubescent, 5" [12.5 cm] long, few to 8 flowered inflorescence with pinky brown floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as K houtteana not drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 as K houtteana not drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as K houtteana not drawing fide; *Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Of Men & Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 drawing fide;