Neocogniauxia hexaptera (Cogn.) Schltr. 1913

Photos by Eric Hunt

Common Name The Six-Winged Neocogniauxia

Flower Size 2.1" [5.3 cm]

Found in the Dominican Republic and Haiti as a small sized, cool growing epiphytic twig orchid from the higher cloud forest at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters on lichen covered, small shrubs close to the ground with moderate shade and good ventilation and has long, thin, unthickened stems carrying 2 apical, narrow, thin, dark green leaves and blooms in the spring and summer on an erect or arching, single flowered inflorescence with bracts spaces at intervals that arises from the apex of the stem and is longer than the leaves.

Synonyms *Epidendrum hexapterum Cogn 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum hexaptera; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 12 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 2015 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide