(pronounced: kweh-KET-ee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Oncidiinae

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Miniature caespitose epiphytes. Leaves one to several, rigid, bilaterally compressed to subterete. Inflorescences axillary racemes or panicles. Flowers minute, tubular. Sepals and petals subsimilar, the lateral sepals fused for part of their length. Lip three-lobed, with or without a callus. Column straight, with prominent column wings; pollinia two.


A genus of seven species from South America. The species included in Quekettia may represent one or more parallel groups based on reductions for a twig-epiphyte ecology. More data is required before accepting marginally defined segregates such as Stictop

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Determan, R. O. 1981. A new species of Quekettia (Orchidaceae) from Surinam. Selbyana 5:306-307.

Dodson, C. H. and P. M. Dodson 1989. Stictophyllum pygmaeum (Cogn.) Dodson & Chase. Icon. Pl. Trop., ser. 2: pl. 584.

Dodson, C. H. and P. M. Dodson 1989. Suarezia ecuadorana Dodson. Icon. Pl. Trop., ser. 2: pl. 585.