Benthamia bathieana Schltr.1924

Plant in situ Madagascar Photo by Labat and Mobot Madagascar Photo List

Part shadeCool Cold Summer

Common Name Bathie's Benthamia [Perrier de Bathie French Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in northwestern Madgascar and Reunion near shaded wet rocks at elevations around 2000 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 6, in the lower part of the stem, ovate to elliptic leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect to 12" [to 30 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Benthamia latifolia Schltr.1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing good; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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