Neokoehleria kerspei Senghas 1990

TYPE Drawing Photo/Drawing by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade CoolWinter

Common Name Kerspe's Neokoehleria [German Original co-collector of species]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with minute pseudobulbs enveloped by a basal sheath and carrying a single, linear, falcate, dark green suffused with red-purple streaks above and reddish purple green beneath, bilaterally compressed, acute leaf with one subsimilar, subequal foliar bract that blooms in the winter on a basal, from the sheath, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, racemose, densely few flowered inflorescence that sequentially branches and has small, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Comparettia kerspei (Senghas) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008; Scelochilus kerspei (Senghas) Königer 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 125 Bennett & christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #12 2008 as Comparettia kerspei