Cryptopus brachiatus H.Perrier 1938 Drawing by Perrier

Deep shadeWarmSummer

Common Name The Pale Flowered Lemurella

Flower Size

Found in eastern Madagascar in forests at elevations between 600 to 700 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, sometimes branching, heavily sinuate stem enveloped completely by heavily striated veined, leaf sheaths carrying 4 to 5, distant, elliptic-oblong, attenuate-obtuse towards both ends, thick, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the summer on a lateral, peduncle short to 2" [short to 10 cm] long, rigid, with 2 to 3 short bracts, 2.8 to 6.4" [7 to 16 cm] loosely arranged, lax, successively 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with short, obtuse floral bracts.



W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 drawing fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 drawing/photo fide;