Habenaria bathiei Schltr. 1924 SECION Bilabrella

Photo by P J Cribb and Arkive Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Schlechter and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz

Common Name Bathie's Habenaria [Perrier de Bathie, French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in central and south eastern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests, highland savannahs and secondary grasslands at elevations around 800 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 5 fusiform-elongate tubers giving rise to a glabrous, very densely leafy stem carrying many, flat upright, narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate-linear, acute leaves gradually grading into bracts up the stem that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, cylindrical, many flowered inflorescence;


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925; Bluetenanalysen neuer Orchideen, III. Afrikanische und madegassische Orchideen R. Schlechter 1932 drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;