Houlletia odoratissima

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Houlletia
Species: Hlt. odoratissima
Binomial name
Houlletia odoratissima
Linden ex Lindl. & Paxton 1852-3

Houlletia odoratissima is an orchid species found in Central America.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plants are found in the wet montane forest of Panama, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters

Description[edit | edit source]

Plant blooms in the fall with five to twelve 7.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

Culture[edit | edit source]

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.

Naming[edit | edit source]

Common Name: The Scented Houlletia

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Houllettia antioquiensis Hort. ex Bailey 1915
  2. Houlettia boliviana Schlechter 1929
  3. Houlettia buchtieni Kraenzl. 1928
  4. Houlettia juruensis Hoenhe 1910
  5. Houlettia odoratissima var antioquiensis Andre 1870
  6. Houlettia odoratissima var xanthina Rchb.f 1884
  7. Houlettia picta Linden & Rchb.f 1855
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