!Graphorkis concolor (Thouars) Kuntze 1891

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

Common Name The One Colored Graphorkis

Flower Size .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm]

Found in the West Indian Ocean in humid lowland forests and littoral forests at elevations of sealevel to 300 meters as a hot growing epiphytic orchid with an erect root system that develops around the base of the plant. The pseudobulbs carry linear-lanceolate leaves and bloom in the spring on an erect, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence and arise before the new growth.

The orchid above in the photo is the variety alphabetica. The concolor typical variety is quite rare in nature.

Synonyms Epidendrum scriptum Thouars 1819; Eulophia concolor (Thouars) Lindl. 1833; Eulophia scripta (Thouars) Lindl. 1833; Eulophia scripta var. concolor (Thouars) S.Moore 1877; Eulophiopsis concolor (Thouars) Schltr. 1915; Eulophiopsis scripta (Thouars) Pfitzer 1887; Graphorkis aiolographis Thouars 1819; Graphorkis concolor var. alphabetica F.N.Rasm. 1979; Graphorkis monographis Thouars 1894; Graphorkis scripta (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; *Limodorum concolor Thouars 1809; Limodorum scriptum Thouars 1822; Lissochilus scriptus (Thouars) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Limodorum concolor drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Eulophiopsis lurida photo ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as G scripta photo fide

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