Didymoplexis avaratraensis P.J.Cribb, Nusb. & L.Gaut. 2013

Another Angle

Photos by Etienne Vennetier and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Colored Flower

Photo by Jean Michel Hervouet

Deep shade HotWarm LATER Spring

Common Name The Northern Didymoplexis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northern Madagascar in evergreen forest on metamorphic rock at elevations of 200 to 820 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with a subterranean, elongated, brownish, tuberous rhizome giving rise to very small, scale like leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, beige, brown to blackish, slender, peduncle provided with a small, ovate, white to buff colored bract, rachis terete, slender, laxly, successivevly single, few flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying tepals that are brown, pink or white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *How Many Species are there in the Holomycotrophic Genus Didymoplexis Griff Orchidaceae in Madagascar, Candollea 68: 43 P.J.Cribb, Nusb. & L.Gaut. 2013 drawing/photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 as D madagascarensis photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;