!Warreella cyanea (Lindl.) Schltr. 1914

Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage


Common Name or Meaning The Blue Warreella

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 1650 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped completely by basally clasping leaf sheaths and carrying plicate, elliptical to lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below and articulate into the base leaves that blooms in the late summer to early fall on an erect, axillary from the base, in the apical half, laxly to subdensely few to several flowered, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long inflorescence arising on a newly arising growth with a few, tubular, acuminate bracts and ovate-lanceolate, to lanceolate, acute, concave floral bracts carrying flowers with no fragrance, and is similar to growing Phaius and plicate leaved Eulophias.

Synonyms Aganisia cinerea Benth. 1880; Aganisia cyanea var. alba (Rchb.f.) G.Nicholson 1888; Maxillaria cyanea (Lindl.) Beer 1854; *Warrea cyanea Lindl. 1844; Warrea medellinensis Kraenzl 1920; Warreella medellinensis (Kraenzl.) Garay 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Edwards's Bot. Reg. 30: Misc. 2. 1844; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 drawing; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drwaing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Warreela cyanea drawing ok; Native Colombian Orhcids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as W medillinensis; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as Warrea medellinensis; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good;