Neokoehleria papillosa D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998

TYPE Drawing by © Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Deep Shade Cool Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Papilose Neokoehleria [refers to the lip surface]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the department of Junin Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1680 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with oblong-ovoid, lightly complanate, purple pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several scarious, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, purple beneath, green above, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate basally into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an axillary, racemose, peduncle purple with 5 to 7 distant, progressively smaller, scarious bracts, to 6.8" [17 cm] long, overall, densely 7 to 8 flowered apically inflorescence with clasping, ovate, acute, much shorter than the purple ovary, and carrying tubular flowers with the exterior surfaces of the sepals pale yellow green, the inner surface of the dorsal sepasl is white, the laterals are pale purple, and the lip has an off white exterior, the lammellae are greenish yellow.

Synonyms Comparettia papillosa (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008; Scelochilus papillosus (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Königer 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaerum Peruviarum Plate 520 Bennett & christenson 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #12 2008 as Comparettia papillosa; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014