Maxillarieae subtribe Oncidiinae

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Miniature caespitose epiphytes. Pseudobulbs subtended by non-foliaceous bracts. Leaves 1, erect, lanceolate. Inflorescences basal, pendent racemes. Flowers resupinate (with lip lowermost). Dorsal sepal and petals free, spreading, the lateral sepals fused for nearly their entire length. Lip obscurely three-lobed, clawed, deeply concave, with a complex callus extending as a continuation of the claw. Column elongate, from a narrowly terete base, dilated on the upper half, the anther dorsal; pollinia 2, on a common oblanceolate stipe and minute viscidium.


Endemic to Colombia.

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Ortiz V., P. 1996. Notyliopsis, a new genus aking to Notylia. Orquideologia 20(2):189-192.