Jacquiniella Schltr.
  • Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 123 (1920)

This is a synonym of Laeliinae Benth.

General Description

Epiphytic or lithophytic, caespitose herbs. Stem slender. Leaves distichous, subterete or laterally flattened, sheaths clasping stem. Inflorescence terminal, fasciculate, successive. Inflorescence bract simulating leaf. Flowers resupinate, fleshy, green or bronzy. Sepals free, similar. Petals free. Labellum trilobed, basally adnate to column, midlobe fleshy. Column straight; anther terminal, incumbent, four-celled, pollinia four, laterally flattened, with caudicles; stigma concave, distally with thin lateral lobe at each side of rostellum, rostellum without (removable) viscidium. Capsule subglobose. (RD).


Species of Jacquiniella occur as epiphytes or lithophytes in wet montane forests and citrus plantations at middle and high elevations. (AP).


Eleven species collectively range from tropical Mexico and the West Indies to southern Brazil. (RD).


Other than being grown in specialist collections as curiosities, there are no uses for Jacquiniella. (RD).

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Northern America Mexico Mexico Central
  • Mexico Gulf
  • Mexico Southeast
  • Mexico Southwest
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil North
  • Brazil Northeast
  • Brazil South
  • Brazil Southeast
  • Caribbean Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Leeward Is.
  • Puerto Rico
  • Trinidad-Tobago
  • Venezuelan Antilles
  • Windward Is.
  • Central America Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panamá
  • Northern South America French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Suriname
  • Venezuela
  • Western South America Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru


 Information From

WCS higher taxonomy
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