(pronounced: nee-oh-MOR-ee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Lycastinae

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Large caepitose epiphytes. Pseudobulbs prominent. Leaves plicate, elliptic-lanceolate. Inflorescences erect basal scapose racemes. Flowers showy, fragrant. Sepals and petals subsmilar, subequal, free, spreading. Lip three-lobed, articulated to the column foot, with a prominent complex callus. Column arching, lacking wings, with a short foot; pollinia 4, in two unequal pairs, on a common stipe and viscidium.


A monotypic genus native to Panama and Colombia.

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Teuscher, H. 1975. Collector’s Item: Neomoorea irrorata. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 44(10):899-901.