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Neobolusia ciliata Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 1956, 217 (1956)
Information on the genus : Neobolusia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 20-30 cm tall; tuber fusiform, c. 2x0,3 cm; leaves cauline, 3-4, largest near stem base, lanceolate, apiculate, 4,2-6,5x1-1,2 cm, upper ones bract-like; inflorescence 7-10 cm long, laxly 3-10-flowered; bracts lanceolate-acuminate, 10-12x5 mm; flowers green, petals rimmed purple, lip purplish; pedicel and ovary c. 10 mm long; dorsal sepal erect, lanceolate, c. 9,5x3-4 mm, laterals spreading; petals c. 6-8x3 mm, margin ± ciliolate; lip broadly rhomboid-hastate, 11-13,5x9-10,5 mm, 3-lobed in basal half, margins ciliate, side lobes 1-2 mm long along front margin.
Ecology : Grassy plateau, grassland; in shelter of boulders; old cultivated land; 1540-2000 m alt.
  “in the same colony variation occurred from entirely glabrous to densely ciliate margined petals” Ball, Terrestr. Afric. orchids: 222, 2009).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 28
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