AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Gastrorchis simulans (Rolfe) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 33: 168 (1924).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Phaius simulans Rolfe, Orchid Rev. 9: 43 (1901).
Heterotypic Synonyms:
Phaius fragrans Grignan, Jardin 15: 359 (1901).
Description:
Epiphytes, rhizome elongated, cylindrical, almost climbing, sometimes branched. Labellum white with crests basally, lateral lobes hairy or slightly pubescent; provided basally with 3 yellow crests. 8 mm bong, very densely verrucose, attenuate apically, the 2 laterals shortly bifurcated and near the base with a large number of circular yellow hairs, fine and long; external veins sparse and projecting; column uniformly tinted rose.
Habitat:
No data
Distribution:
CE. Madagascar
References:
Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Flora of Madagascar: vascular plants: 49th family, Orchids / by H. Perrier de La Bathie; published under the auspices of the government of Madagascar and under the direction of H. Humbert; English revision and translation by Steven D. Beckman
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Photograph© Lourens
Grobler. Image used
with kind permission.
Photograph© Lourens
Grobler. Image used
with kind permission.