Benthamia boiteaui Hervouet 2014

HOLOTYPE Collection Sheet by Hervouet at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris

Full shade cool LATESummer EARLIER Fall

Common Name Boiteau's Benthamia [French director of Museum National d'Historie naturelle a Paris 1900's]

Flower Size .24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm]

Found in southcentral east Madagascar in woods on the western slopes in moss forests at elevations of 1150 to 1900 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with acylindrical stem carrying 1 to 2, basal, sheaths and 2 to 3, emarginate, flexible, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on a terminal, provided with 1 to 2, linear, acute sheaths, rachis 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, 17 to 33 flowered inflorescence with acicular, somewhat longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, white flowers with a green center.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;