Jennyella sanderi photo by Ecuagenera Type species: Jennyella sp.


The Genus Jennyella

Lückel & Fessel

Edited 7 August 2008
© Nina Rach




The genus Jennyella was established in 1999 by Lückel & Fessel, revised from plants earlier attributed to the genus Houlletia by .

The genus is named in honor of Rudolph Jenny, Swiss botanist and taxonomist.

The species:

Jennyella clarae (Schltr. 1924) Lückel & Fessel 1999

Jennyella kalbreyeriana (Kraenzl.) Lückel & Fessel

Jennyella lowiana (Rchb.f.) Lückel & Fessel 1999
[Perú and Bolivia]

Jennyella sanderi (Rolfe 1910) Lückel & Fessel 1999
Yellow flowers; photo above by Ecuagenera.

Jennyella wallisii (Linden & Reichenbach f. 1869) Lückel & Fessel 1999
[eastern slopes of Andes in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru]

Printed References:

Oakes Ames & D.S. Correll (1985 reprint) Orchids of Guatemala and Belize. New York: Dover Publications Inc., 779 pp. [Lacaena bicolor, pp. 522-524, Fig. 147: line-drawing.]

Margaret A. Dix and Michael W. Dix (2000) Orchids of Guatemala: A Revised Annotated Checklist. 61p. [p.25: Lacaena bicolor

Robert L. Dressler (1993a) Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family. Portland: Dioscorides Press, 314pp. [p. 175: illustration of Lacaena pollinaria]

Robert L. Dressler (1993b) Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 304 pp, 240 illustrations. [p. 149: Lacaena bicolor; L. spectabilis

Guenther Gerlach (1999) "80. Subtribus: Stanhopeinae und 81. Subtribus: Coeliopsidinae (Teil 1)," in: Schlechter, Die Orchideen, Band I, Teil C, Lieferung 37/38, 128 p. with 142 B&W illustrations, in German [866. Lacaena, pp. 2429-2431].

Fritz Hamer (22 December 1988) "Orchids of Central America, An Illustrated Field Guide (A-L)," in: Selbyana 10: 1-422. [Line-drawings -- p. 358: L. bicolor and p. 359: L. spectabilis]

Rudolf Jenny (2008) "Genera of the subtribe Stanhopeinae in need of monographic treatment: Polycycnis, Acineta, Houlletia, Peristeria and Cirrhaea," (article preprint from XIX WOC lecture) in: Orchid News 34, Article [photo of Jennyella lowiana].

C.H. Lankester (June 1918 and June 1968 reprint) Letter: Orchids of Costa Rica, in: Orchid Review. [Lacaena spectabilis].

Emil Luckel & Hans Fessel (15 Dec 1999) "Jennyella, a new genus in the subtribe Stanhopeinae, with notes on the genus Houlletia," in: Caesiana 13: 1-8. [The authors move four Houlletia species into the genus Jennyella: H. clarae (Schltr.); H. kalbreyeriana (Kraenzlin); H. lowiana (Rchb. f.); and H. sanderi (Rolfe)].

Online References:

International Plant Names Index [IPNI]

Flora of Panama [MOBOT]

AIO Web: Jennyella sanderi photo.

Wolfgand Renner's "Orchid Collection", with a photo of L. bicolor.

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