Bonatea lamprophylla J.Stewart 1978

Drawing Photo by Kurzwell/Drawing by E.F. Hennessy and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Shiny Leaved Bonatea

Flower Size 4.4" [11 cm] long

Found in Mozambique and Transvaal South Africa in coastal dune forests in shade as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with shining dark green, ovate, acuminate, crisped margined, cordate to shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, lax, to 6.4" [16 cm] long, 6 to 13 flowered inflorescence with 2/3's as long as the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 47 #11 1978 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart Linder, Schelpe and Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000;