Bolusiella batesii (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918

Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameroon Photos by M. Simo and His West African Orchid Website

Full ShadeWarmCoolSpring Summer

Common Name or Meaning Bate's Bolusiella

Flower Size .22" [6mm]

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon, Gabon and Congo as a dwarf sized, fan-shaped, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem completely enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths carrying 6 to 10, arranged in a fan, rigid, fleshy, apically rounded, flattened leaves that blooms in the fall and winter much longer than the leaves, many bracted, slender, racemose, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Listrostachys batesii Rolfe 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

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