!Beclardia macrostachya (Thouars) A. Rich. 1828

Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Plant in situ Reunion Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

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Common Name The Large Inflorescence Beclardia

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar and the Mascarenes in coastal, lowland and humid, evergreen, montane forests at elevations of sealevel to 2000 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a narrow, somewhat compressed, very short stem carrying 5 to 12 linear oblong,emarginate apically leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on an 8" to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, loosely, 5 to 12 flowered, racemose inflorescence partially enveloped by 5 very short sheaths.

Synonyms Aeranthes brachystachya (Thouars) Bojer 1837; Aeranthes macrostachya (Thouars) Rchb.f. 1864; Aerides macrostachyon (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Beclardia brachystachya (Thouars) A.Rich. 1828; Beclardia erostris Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895; Beclardia grandiflora Bosser 1997; Epidendrum brachystachyum Thouars 1822; *Epidendrum macrostachyum Thouars 1822; Epidorchis brachystachya (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Epidorchis macrostachya (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Oeonia brachystachya (Thouars) Lindl. 1833; Oeonia erostris Cordem. 1895; Oeonia erostris var. egena Cordem. 1895; Oeonia erostris var. robusta Cordem. 1895; Oeonia macrostachya (Thouars) Lindl. 1833; Rhaphidorhynchus macrostachys (Thouars) Finet 1907; Rhaphidorhynchus macrostachys var. brachystachyus (Thouars) Finet 1907;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Epidendrum macrostachys drawing fide; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Epidendrum brachystachion drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo fide; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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