Benthamia procera Schltr. 1916

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shade WarmLATER Spring

Common Name The Slim Benthamia

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in eastern Madagascar in shady spots in forests at eleavtions of 400 to 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a stem carrying 4 to 5 linear-lanceolate to linear, acute leaves the superior slightly longer than the bracts that blooms in the later spring on an erect, to 8" [20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-linear, acute, longer than the flowers floral bracts carrying yellowish flowers


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