Platylepis densiflora Rolfe 1906

Flowers and Plant in situ Reunion Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website


Common Name The Densely Flowered Platylepis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Reunion as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a spreading, fleshy rhizome giving rise to an erect stem carrying many, elliptic to oblong-lanceoalte, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, erect, provided with several, large, villous-glandular apically sheaths, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, oblong, densely many flowered inflorescence with widely oval-acute, hirsute-glandular, slightly shorter than the flower floral bracts carrying hirsute glandular externally flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81;