(pronounced: yew-lee-OR-kiss)


Gastrodieae subtribe Gastrodiinae


Leafless saprophytes with dimorphic roots forming subterranean cylindric tuberoids surmounted by fasciculate terete roots. Inflorescences terminal, erect, few-flowered racemes. Flowers tubular, campanulate, resupinate. Sepals and petals subsimilar, fused for most of their length. Lip unlobed, without a callus. Column wingless, footless, with a broad, V-shaped stigmatic surface; pollinia apparently 2, loosely granular.


A genus of two species in northern South America and Panama.

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Veyret, Y. 1980. Précisions botaniques sur l’Uleiorchis ulei (Cogn.) Handro (Orchidaceae). Adansonia, ser. 2, 20(1):141-143.