Benthamia elata Schltr. 1918

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Deep shade

Common Name The Beautiful Benthamia

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in south central Madagascar as a large sized terrestrial with an erect stem carrying in the lower half, 5 to6, narrowly ligulate to oblanceolate, acuminate-obtuse, leaves and 4 to 6, lanceolate-acuminate sheaths above that blooms on an erect, [30 to 37.5 cm] long, rachis to 8" [20 cm] long, cylindrical, elongated, densely many flowered inflorescence with narrowly acuminate, slightly longer than the flowers floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81