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Neobathiea


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Angraecinae
Alliance:
Genus: Neobathiea
Schltr. 1925
Type Species
Neobathiea perrieri


Neobathiea, abbreviated as Nbth in horticultural trade, is a monophyletic genus of orchids.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in tropical moist broadleaf forests of Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.

DescriptionEdit

The species include small, monopodial epiphytes, with relatively large white, green, or green-and-white flowers with a long spur at the base of the lip.

The long-spurred Neobathiea grandidierana from Madagascar is pollinated by a long-tongued sphinginid hawkmoth Panogena lingens with the pollinaria deposited on the basal part of the proboscis of the moth.

CultureEdit

Grow in moderate light and with intermediate to warm temperatures. Grow in tree fern fibers or full sphagnum moss. Water regularly.

NamingEdit

The genus is named for the French botanist Henri Perrier de la Bâthie.

Species Edit

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