!Neobathiea perrieri (Schltr.) Schltr. 1925

Photo by Eddy Futelot

Side View Of Flower

Photo courtesy of David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo Warm LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name Perrier's Neobathiea [French Orchid Botanist in Madagascar 20th cen.]

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.5 cm]

Found in northern and western Madagascar in tropical forests on or near riverbanks on bushes as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying several, glossy, slightly hard leaves with wavy margins and slightly obtusely bilobed that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, 3 1/4 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Aeranthes perrieri Schltr. 1913; Bathiea perrieri (Schltr.) Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 4 1979 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 12 1983 photo; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;

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