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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Angraecinae
Genus: Neobathiea
Schltr. 1925

Bathiea Schltr.

Neobathiea, abbreviated as Nbth in the horticultural trade,[1] is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae), native to tropical moist broadleaf forests of Madagascar and the Comoro Islands. The genus is named for the French botanist Henri Perrier de la Bâthie.[2]

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.


Pollination occurs through hawkmoths. The separation of species is upheld by flower constancy of pollinators.[3]



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  2. ^ Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  3. ^ Grant, V. (1994). Modes and origins of mechanical and ethological isolation in angiosperms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 91(1), 3-10.

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