Monographs Details: Houlletia odoratissima Linden ex Lindl. & Paxton
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Danta Flats, south flank of Auydn-tepui, about 1530 m alt., terrestrial in sand and boulders, G. C. K. Dunsterville 805; Ilu-tepui, Gran Sabana, on lower slopes between Camp No. 2 and Base Camp at Uarupata, 1300 m alt., frequent terrestrial on white sand in swampy palm woodland, March 23, 1952, B. Maguire 33544 (buds only); Cumbre of La Escalera, Rio Uiri-yuk, 1000 m alt., infrequent in montane forest, "Tepals bronze, lip white, lateral falcate lobes purplish, column greenish-white," August 20-21, 1962, B. & C. K. Maguire & J. A. Steyermark 46877. Amazonas: Cerro Sipapo (Paraque), at base of North Escarpment, 1500 m alt., in "moss" forest, "flowers enamel red, lip white, spurs red, column greenish-white tipped," December 21, 1948, B. Maguire & L. Politi 27847; Cerro Duida, Rio Cunucunuma, 1500 m alt., in Bonnetia-Byrsonima cretacea forest in Culebra Creek drainage, terrestrial, "perianth carnose; lip and column whitish; lateral lip spurs deep maroon," November 19, 1950, B. Maguire, R. S. Cowan ir J. J. Wurdack 29549. COLOMBIA (type) and PERU.
Distribution:Venezuela South America
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