Aeranthes bathieana Schltr. 1925

Holotype Collection Sheet by Perrier

Full shade cool LATE Spring Summer

Common Name Bathie's Aeranthes [French Botanist in Madagascar later 1800's to mid 1900's]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in central Madagascar at elevations of 1700 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, thick stem carrying to 12, oblong to oval-elliptic, fleshy, leathery, obtuse leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, rigid, 2.4 to 6" [6 to15 cm] long, usually longer than the leaves, peduncle provided with 4 to 7 distant, apiculate, strongly adpressed bracts, sometimes branched carrying 1 to 2 flowers, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying slender, small flowers with the extremities yellowish and finely and sparsely furfuraaceous..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;