!Orleanesia amazonica Barb.Rodr. 1877

Photo by Pedro Ivo Soares Braga and the Brazilian Orchids Website


Drawing by Friedrich Reinhardt-Verlag and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria


Common Name The Amazonian Orleansia

Flower Size

Found in French Guiana, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil along creeks and rivers in rainforests as a to giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte, terrestrial or lithophyte with a pendant, green to maroon stem enveloped by tubular, longitudinally striped, grey sheaths and carrying clear green, glossy above, dull beneath, alternate, elliptic, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer, fall and late winter on a terminal, racemose, few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Orchids of Bolivai Vol II Laelinae Vsaquez & ibisch 2004 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;