!Neokoehleria equitans Schltr. 1912

Plant and Flower Photo by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm CoolFall

Common Name The Equal Sepal Neokoehleria

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Junin Peru in wet montane forests without locational inflormation as a miniature sized, warm to cool, twig growing epiphyte with narrowly to broadly elliptic, lightly complanate, sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by 2 pairs of imbricate, scarious, grading larger above sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, coriaceous, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, axillary, erect, scapose, terete, slender, stiff, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, densely flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 distant, small, ovate bracts and narrowly ovate floral bracts.

Synonyms Comparettia equitans (Schltr.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williamsm 2008; Scelochilus equitans (Schltr.) Dodson & M.W.Chase 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Icons Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 327 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #12 2008 as Comparettia equitans