Neobolusia ciliata Summerh. 1956

Flower detail Photos by B Jongeling and The Flora of Zimbabwe Website


Common Name The Cilate Neobolusia [refers to the lip margin]

Flower Size

Found in Mozambique and Zimbabwe in rocky montane grasslands at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a villous, fusiform tuber giving rise to an erect stem carrying usually three, largest near the base, lanceolate, apiculate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 6" [15 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, laxly 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide