Neokoehleria sotoana in ed.

Drawing by Pupulin and The Lankesteriana Website Vol 9:400

Common Name Soto's Neokoeleria [Mexican Botanist 2009]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona Santiago province of Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool, caespitose growing twig epiphyte with small, elliptic, complanate pseudobulbs enveloped partially by 2 to 3 foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single [occasionally with a second, apical, small leaflet], laterally flattened, slightly asymetrical, acute, minutely mucronate, thick-coriaceous, green suffused with purple, larger leaves with subcylindric, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, arising through the leaf axil, peduncle erect, terete, to .8" [2 cm] long, provided with 1 to 2, strongly conduplicate, laterally flattened, lanceolate bracts, rachis to 1.2" [3 cm] long, subumbellate, , congested, to 5 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, glumaceous, , shorter tha the ovary floral bracts and carrying , not well spreading, campanulate flowers with pale yellow sepals, petals greenish white suffused with orange, the lip white spotted orange and a pale yellow column and white anther.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana Vol 9: 400 Otero 2010 Drawing fide;