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Houlletia brocklehurstiana

Houlletia brocklehurstiana 'Spitskop'.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Houlletia
Species: Hlt. brocklehurstiana
Binomial name
Houlletia brocklehurstiana
Lindl. 1841

Houlletia brocklehurstiana is an orchid species found in Central America.


Plants are found in the wet montane forest of Espírito Santo to Paraná states of Brazil.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with five to twelve flowers.


Plants are usually grown in wooden baskets in partial shade. Use a well drain potting media such as medium fir bark with perlite, tree fern fibers, or sphagnum moss. Keep area humid and grow in cool to warm temperatures. Keep mix moist but not dry.


Common Name:


  1. Houlletia stapeliiflora Brongn., 1841.
  2. Maxillaria brocklehurstiana Lindl., 1841.
  3. Houlletia stapelioides Brongn. ex Rchb.f., 1855.