!Neocogniauxia monophylla (Griseb.) Schltr. 1913 Photo by Erik Vallee


Common Name Single-leafed Neocogniauxia

Flower Size 3/4 to 2" [2 to 5 cm]

Found in Jamaica as a small sized, cool growing single leafed epiphyte from the Blue mountains at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters with a creeping rhizome, from which arises a slender, erect stem carrying a single, apical, erect to arcuate, linear-elliptic or linear-oblong, obtuse leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect to arching, to 8" [20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that arises from the apex of the stem and is longer than the leaves, if given bright, airy, well watered conditions.

Synonyms Epidendrum brachyglossum Cogn 1909; Laelia monophylla (Griseb.) N.E. Br. 1882; Octadesmia monophylla [Griseb] Benth. & Hook. f. 1883; *Trigonidium monophyllum Greisb. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Octadesmia monophylla; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum brachyglossum; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as Epidendrum brachyglossum; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as Laelia monophylla; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 7 1960 drawing as Laelia monophylla; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo good; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 4 Withner 1996 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 photo fide;