Neobathiea spatulata H.Perrier 1938

Side View of Flower

Inflorescence and Plant in situ on rocks Madgascar

Photo by Labat and Mobot Madagascar Photo List

Full shade Warm LATESpringEARLYSummer

Common Name The Shovel-Like Neobathiea [refers to the shape of the sepals]

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in northwestern Madgascar in deciduous forests on calcareous rocks at elevations of sea level to 350 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing lithophyte with a leafy stem carrying many, elliptic, leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, 1 to 3.2" [2.5 to 8 cm] long, 1 to 7 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagfascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #12 2017; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;