Neobathiea spatulata H.Perrier 1938

Side View of Flower

Inflorescence and Plant in situ on rocks Madgascar Photo by Labat and Mobot Madagascar Photo List

Full shade Warm LATESpringEARLYSummer

Common Name The Shovel-Like Neobathiea [refers to the shape of the sepals]

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in northwestern Madgascar in deciduous forests on calcareous rocks at elevations of sea level to 300 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing lithophyte with a leafy stem carrying many, elliptic, leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, 1 to 3.2" [2.5 to 8 cm] long, 1 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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