(pronounced: nee-oh-BATH-ee-ah)


Vandeae subtribe Angraecinae

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Monopodials epiphytes. Stems short. Leaves alternate, distichous, leathery, minutely bilobed at the apex. Inflorescences one to few-flowered scapose racemes. Flowers white to pale yellow. Sepals and petals free, spreading, subsimilar. Lip unlobed or three-lobed, with a long basal spur with a funnel-shaped throat. Column short, auriculate at the apex; pollinia 2, globose, on separate viscidia.


A genus of five species native to Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.

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Bosser, J. 1969. Contribution a l’étude des Orchidaceae de Madagascar, XI. sur les affinites des genres Cryptopus Lindl. et Neobathiea Schltr. Adansonia, sér. 2, 9(4):539-547.