AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Neobathiea hirtula var. floribunda H.Perrier ex Hermans, Orchids Madagascar, ed. 2: 289 (2007).
Heterotypic Synonyms:
Neobathiea hirtula var. floribunda H.Perrier, Notul. Syst. (Paris) 7: 50 (1938), nom. inval.
Description:
Differing from the type by the more robust look, the stems more elongated (20-30 cm), the leaves larger (nearly 11 x 2 cm), the inflorescence much more numerous (6-10 per plant), much longer (30- 50 cm), bearing 6-10 flowers, with the flowers slightly larger (med. sep. 18 mm.; lat. seps. 21-22 mm) and by the median tongue of the rostellum slightly shorter, not being longer than the auricles.
Habitat:
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Cultivation:
As given for the genus.
Distribution:
NW. Madagascar
References:
WCSP (2017). 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 09.03-2017; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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