Bonatea lamprophylla J.Stewart 1978 Drawing by E.F. Hennessy and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant in situ Transvaal Photo by The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATE Winter EARLYspring

Common Name The Shiny Leaved Bonatea

Flower Size

Found in Mozambique and Transvaal South Africa in dune forests in shade as a giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with shining dark green, ovate, acuminate, crisped margined, cordate to shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, lax, 6 to 13 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart Linder, Schelpe and Hall 1982 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000;

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