(pronounced: jak-in-ee-EL-lah)


Epidendreae subtribe Laeliinae

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Caespitose to mat-forming epiphytes and lithophytes. Stems erect or pendent, leafy. Leaves alternate, distichous, terete to bilaterally compressed and equitant. Inflorescences terminal, sessile or exserted on a long pedunculate stalk, single-flowered to sequentially flowered from a fasciculate cluster. Flowers inconspicuous, yellow to green, tubular. Sepals and petal free or fused at the base in a small tube. Lip three-lobed, sometimes with the lobes obscure, saccate at the base. Column short, broadly winged at the apex; pollinia 4, sessile on a common viscidium.


A genus of 12 species found throughout the neotropics.

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Dressler, R. L. 1970. Una especie nueva de Jacquiniella. Orquideologia 5:23-26.

Dressler, R. L., G. A. Salazar and C. J. García-Cruz 1992. Jacquiniella gigantea (Orchidaceae: Laeliinae), a new species from Mexico and Guatemala. Orquidea (Mex.) 12:145-150.

Senghas, K. 1980. Was ist Dresslerella? -- Neubeschriebung der Gattung Briegeria. Die Orchidee 31:24-30.