AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Benthamia perfecunda H.Perrier, Notul. Syst. (Paris) 14: 140 (1951).
Description:
Geophyta, glabra, 30-70 cm. alta. Caulis gracilis, infra medium vaginis nigrescentibus obtectus, supra medium folia graminiformia (5-15 X 0,8 cm.) 3-4 gerens. Racemus 6-15 cm. longus, subdensiflorus, 7-10 mm. diametre. Perianthium 1,5 mm. longum. Sepalum posticum oblongum (1,5 X 1 mm.) obtusum, uninervium; lateralia asymmetrica, basi dilatata et labello coalita. Petala uninervia quam sepala lateralia asymmetrica minora. Labellum calciforme, basi dilatatum obscure trinervium, apice obtusum; calcar bursiforme, subbilobulatum, latior (0,6 mm.) quam longior (0,3 mm.). Columna brevis auriculis angustis. Ovarium pedicellatum 3 mm. longum.
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Habitat:
Distribution:
N. Madagascar