Nemaconia pellita (Rchb.f.) Van den Berg, Salazar & Soto Arenas 2007 Photo by Moises Behar and The Orchidstudium Website

Part shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Hairy Nemaconia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador in wet oak forests, montane rainforests and evergreen cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 2700 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with erect to pendulous, reed-like, simple to somewhat branching stems carrying distichous, narrowly linear-lanceolate, obtuse rounded leaves that blooms in the summer on a short, terminal, subsessile, successively 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence .

There are 2 Nemaconia with hairy sepals, N dresleriana and N pellita, N pellita differs in the larger plant [to 6 meters], often pendent, more reddish flowers, narrower petals, the segments longitudinally lined and blotched with purple.

Synonyms *Ponera pellita Rchb.f. 1880

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 645 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Ponera pellita drawing fide

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