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Bonatea speciosa

This deciduous terrestrial orchid is a show stopper when in bloom. The somewhat different looking green and white flowers appear in a cylindrical spike that are highly fragrant at night. In the dormant season, the arial part of the plant die off while the tubers remain below ground.

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Family Name:
Common Name:
Green wood orchid (Eng.); moederkappie, Oktoberlelie (Afr.)
Plant Height:
1 m
Flower Colour:
White Green
Flowering Time:
June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February