(pronounced: HUNT-lee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Zygopetalinae

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Named for Rev. J. T. Huntley, an avid English orchid grower during the first half of the 19th century.


A genus of about ten species from Central and South America. There is significant and conflicting taxonomic confusion surrounding the specific limits of most of the species.

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Anderson, R. C. 1975. Huntleya meleagris ‘El Valle de Anton’ AM/AOS. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 44(6):493-495.

Dunn, H. A. 1950. Orchids of Panama, Huntleya burtii. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 19(3):147-150.

Dunsterville, G. C. K. and E. Dunsterville 1974. Huntleya species of Venezuela. Orchid Digest 38(3):115-116.

Fowlie, J. A. 1966. A showy new Huntleya from Panama. Orchid Digest 30(9):280-282.

Fowlie, J. A. 1967. Some observations on the genus Huntleya and related genera. Orchid Digest 31(9):278-280.

Fowlie, J. A. 1974. Huntleya sessiliflora Lindley. Orchid Digest 38(3):107, 116-119.

Jenny, R. 1984. Zwei neue Orchideen aus Kolumbien: Paphinia neudeckei var. mocoaensis Jenny var. nov. -- Huntleya waldvogelii Jenny spec. nov. Die Orchidee 35:130-132.

Read, V. M. St. J. 1981. Huntleya lucida from a new locality in Trinidad. Orchid Review 89(1057):339-340.

Sheehan, T. and M. Sheehan 1975. Orchid Genera Illustrated, XLV: Huntleya. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 44(6):516-517.

Teuscher, H. 1975. Collector’s Item: Huntleya and Bollea. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 44(11):974-978.