AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Gastrorchis lutea var. geffrayi (Bosser) J.V.Stone & P.J.Cribb, Lady Tankerville's Legacy: 232 (2017).
Homotypic Names:
Phaius geffrayi Bosser, Adansonia, n.s., 11: 538 (1971).
Gastrorchis geffrayi (Bosser) Senghas in F.R.R.Schlechter, Orchideen Beschreib. Kult. Zücht., ed. 3, 1(15): 887 (1984).
Description:
An erect, moderately sized sympodial terrestrial.
Pseudobulb:
Small and round.
Leaves:
3—6 per growth. The leaves are 20—45 cm long, erect to arching, and linear to oblong, with gently wavy margins.
Inflorescence:
The spike is considered laterally. The flowers, which open simultaneously, are arranged in a terminal raceme.
Flowers:
5—12. Individual blossoms are 5—6 cm across. Initially greenish white, they turn yellow with age. The hip is smooth and has no callus. Floral bracts are persistent.
Habitat:
Madagascar, at 1000 m in moist, shady forest areas on Mt. d’Ambre.
Culture:
Read more of Cultural information of Gastrorchis lutea var. geffrayi (Bosser) J.V.Stone & P.J.Cribb
Distribution:
N. Madagascar
References:
Lady Tankerville's Legacy: 232 (2017).