Monographs Details: Polycycnis vittata
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Scientific Name:Polycycnis vittata
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRAZIL. Amazonas: Upper Rio Negro basin, Rio Xie, Cachoeira Cumati, epiphyte, flower fragrant, sepals mostly brown, lip deep red-purple, November 29-December 7, 1947, R. E. Schultes & F. Lopez 9215; Rio Negro, Serrinha, opposite the mouth of Rio Issana, epiphyte, buds brownish, Januar) 3-6, 1948, Schultes & Lopez 9582. BRITISH GUIANA. Acaray Mts., Schomburgk s.n. COLOMBIA. Vaupes: Rio Negro, San Felipe (El Castillo), below confluence of Rios Guainia and Casiquiare, flowers yellow, fragrant, December 12, 1947, Schultes ir Lopez 9339A. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: K m 91 El Dorado Road, G. C. K. Dunsterville 427; Chimantd-tepui, 1953, J. A. Steyermark s.n.; between Puerto Lema and base of Sierra de Lema and between Rio Chicandn and Rio Ayaiche, in rain forest of lowland valley, lat. 6°5'N., long. 62°W., 300 m alt., epiphyte on lower part of trunk and half-way up trunk of small trees, pseudobulb angled, pale green, inflorescence erect from base of pseudobulb, leaves rich green, plaited, rachis pale green, pedicels pale green, at first horizontally spreading, sepals deep magenta-purple with dull yellow margins, petals magenta-purple with pale yellow-buff lines and margins, lip buff-yellow with maroon-magenta stripes, column pale green with yellowish tip, August 24, 1961, J. A. Steyermark 89465. Amazonas: Cerro Sipapo (Pardque), between Base C a m p and open scrub savanna 3 km southwest of Base Camp, 125-200 m alt., February 8, 1949, B. Maguire ir L. Politi 28956; Río Orinoco, Rio Cunucunuma, along river about 1 km above Culebra, epiphytic, plant with 10 leaves and 3 inflorescences, sepals purple-brown edged with yellow, petals yellow-edged with brown stripes, lip yellow with thin brown streaks, column with apical brown ventral stripe, December 24, 1950, B. Maguire, R. S. Cowan & J. J. Wurdack 30384; Rios Pacimoni-Yatua, Casiquiare, in flooded forest of uppermost Rio Yatua, 100-140 m alt., epiphyte, "Tepals centrally red-brown, margined yellow-tan; lip yellow-tan with fine red-brown stripes; column greenish-yellow with a fine red-brown line above," December 7-8, 1953, B. Maguire, J. J. Wurdack ir G. S. Bunting 36693. FRENCH GUIANA (fide Cogn.) and PERU. The type of Houlletia vittata W2is apparenth from BRITISH GUIANA.


Houlletia vittata Lindl., Bot. Reg. 27: Misc. 47, no. 100. t 69. 1841.

Distribution:Brazil South America| Colombia South America| Venezuela South America| Guyana South America| French Guiana South America| Peru South America|