Benthamia dauphinensis (Rolfe) Schltr. 1924

Collection Sheet by Scott Elliot and Kew's Plants of the World Website

Full shade Cool LATE FallWinterSpring

Common Name The Fort Dauphin Benthamia [An old name for Taolagnaro a city in extreeme southeastern Madagascar]

Flower Size

Found in southcentral east Madagascar in woods on in moss forests at elevations of 1000 to 2100 meters as a small to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with a stem carrying a single, elongate, linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late fall, winter and spring on a terminal, provided with 1 to 2, linear, acute sheaths, peduncle 12" [30 cm] long, rachis 4" [10 cm] long, loosely, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms *Habenaria dauphinensis Rolfe 1891

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