(pronounced: nee-oh-gard-NAYR-ee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Zygopetalinae

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Caespitose epiphytes. Pseudobulbs ovoid. Leaves 3--4, lanceolate. Inflorescences erect racemes with subinflated floral bracts. Flowers showy, waxy. Sepals and petals subsimilar, subequal, free, spreading. Lip three-lobed, the callus a prominent transverse crest. Column stout, straight, not winged, without a foot; pollinia 4, in two pairs sessile on a common viscidium.


A monotypic genus endemic to Brazil.

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Pabst, G. F. J. 1964. Neogardneria binotii (DeWild.) Hoehne. Orquidea 26:164-165.

Senghas, K. 1993. Neogardneria murrayana (Gardn. ex Hook.) Garay 1972. Die Orchidee 44(3): Orchideenkartei Seite 725-726.