Benthamia bosseri Hervouet 2014

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

Full shade cool LATESummer EARLIER Fall

Common Name Bosser's Benthamia [French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in southcentral east Madagascar in woods on the western slopes in moss forests at elevations of 1600 to 2000 meters as a small to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with a cylindrical 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 2.8 to 7.6" [7 to 19 cm] long, 20 to 50 flowered inflorescence with decurrent, acicular, somewhat longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, secund flowers.


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