Neolauchea pulchella

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Neolauchea pulchella (not my photo)

Code: NLCHA.0x0000 (2010)

Common Name: The Beautiful Neolauchea
Scented: no
Light Requirements: deep shade
Temperature Requirements: cool to intermediate
Blooms: late autumn
Flower Size: 1.5cm to 2cm
Synonyms: Isabelia pulchella (Kraenzl.) Senghas & Teusch. 1968; Isabelia pulchella f. alba Nunes ex C.Van den Berg & M.W.Chase 2001; Isabelia pulchella var. alba Nunes 1991; Meiracyllium wetsteinii Porsch. 1905

Found in southern Brazil at moderate elevations in cool damp mountains as a miniature, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, creeping, branched rhizome with narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by fibrous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly linear, subterete leaf that blooms in late autumn on a terminal, 5cm long, thread-like, erect to arching, single flowered inflorescence that is held amid the leaves and is best mounted on cork or tree fern and given moderate shade.


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