(pronounced: hoo-LET-ee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Stanhopeinae

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Named for French horticulturist M. Houllet who first collected the genus in Brazil.


A genus of about five species from Central and South America. Recently four Andean species were segregated as the genus Jennyella. Houlletia section Houlletia includes those species, such as H. tigrina, with slender, almost thread-like lateral lip lobes.

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Butcher, H. P. 1958. Houlletia landsbergii collected in Panama. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 27(12):824-825.

Dunsterville, G. C. K. and E. Dunsterville 1974. A new station for Houlletia tigrina in Venezuela. Orchid Digest 38(1):15-18.

Dunsterville, G. C. K. and E. Dunsterville 1982. Houlletia tigrina and serendipity. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 51(6):589-592.

Heller, A. H. 1966. Notes from Nicaragua, Houlletia tigrina. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 35(3):213-214.

Horich, C. K. 1960. Houlletia landsbergii re-discovered. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 29(8):593-596.