!Neogardneria murrayana (Gardner ex Hook.) Schltr. ex Garay 1973

Plant and Flowers Photos by Lourens Grobler

FragrantFull ShadeWarmCool LATESpringSummer

Common Name Gardner's Neogardneria [English Botanist and orchid collector in Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with robust, clustered, ovoid-oblong, slightly laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few sulcate, rugose sheaths and carrying 2 apical, linear-lanceolate, attenuate and conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the late spring through summer on a robust, erect, shorter than the leaves, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying well spaced, large, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Eulophia murrayana (Gardner ex Hook.) Steud. 1840; Zygopetalum binotii DeWild. 1905; *Zygopetalum murrayanum Gardner ex Hook. 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Zygopetalum murreyanum; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as N binoti; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as N binoti; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo fide;