(pronounced: nee-oh-kohn-YOH-ee-ah)


Epidendreae subtribe Laeliinae

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Caespitose or somewhat trailing epiphytes. Stems slender, cylindric. Leaves 1--2, linear. Inflorescences terminal, erect-arching, long-scapose solitary flowers or few-flowered racemes. Flowers very showy, brilliant orange. Sepals and petals subsimilar, subequal, free, spreading. Lip obscurely three-lobed, clasping the column, fused to the column at the base, with a central callus. Column straight; pollinia 8; naked.


A genus of two species native to Cuba, Jamaica and Hispaniola.

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Jesup, H. P. 1975. Orchids for the connoisseur: Neocogniauxia hexaptera. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 44(3):201-204.