Bolusiella batesii (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918


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 ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing/photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006