Benthamia madagascariensis (Rolfe) Schltr. 1916

Drawing by Perrier

Deep shade LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Madagascar Benthamia

Flower Size

Found in eastern and southern Madagascar in humid bare spots as a medium sized terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 4, in the lower half, linear leaves with 3 to 4, narrow sheaths above that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, rachis 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, very densely many flowered inflorescence carrying narrow, very acute floral bracts

Synonyms Habenaria madagascariensis (Rolfe) Schltr. 1899; *Holothrix madagascariensis Rolfe 1891; Peristylus macropetalus Finet 1911; Peristylus madagascariensis (Rolfe) Rolfe 1899; Platanthera madagascariensis (Rolfe) Kraenzl. 1899

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