(pronounced: nee-oh-boh-LOO-see-ah)


Orchideae subtribe Orchidinae


Terrestrials arising from tubers. Stems erect, unbranched. Leaves few, sessile-clasping. Inflorescences terminal, laxly-flowered racemes, the floral bracts large, subequal or larger than the ovaries. Sepals and petals free, spreading, the dorsal sepal and petals loosely associated forming a hood-like structure over the column, the lateral sepals widely divergent. Lip unlobed, sessile, without callus. Column short, erect, the anther locules parallel, the stigma cushion-like; pollinia 2, attached by short caudicles to large viscidia.


A genus of four species from Tropical and southern Africa.

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Kidson, S. and E. Fletcher 1991. Our heritage, Neobolusia tysonii (H. Bolus) Schltr. S. Afr. Orchid J. 22(1):20-21.