Platylepis bigibbosa H.Perrier 1936

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Two Humped Platylepis [refers tothe humps at the base of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in northern Madagascar in highland forests at elevations of 600 to 1160 meterss as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a fleshy rhizome giving rise to an erect stem carrying many, elliptical to oblong-lanceolate, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, glandular, terminal, peduncle short, provided with large villous glandular apically sheaths, rachis 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, oblong, densely many flowered inflorescence with 3 times longer than wide floral bracts that are longer than the flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Philipp Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide tothe Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;