Imerinaea madagascarica Schltr. 1924

Drawing by Perrier


Common Name The Madagascar Imerinaea

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar in mossy and lichen rich humid montane forests or on shaded and humid rocks at elevations of 1000 to 1500 as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to obscure, cylindrical pseduobulbs carrying a single, erect, narrowly ligulate-lanceolate, acuminate, somewhat petiolate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring through fall on a terminal, erect, slender, slighly longer than the leaf, racemose, few flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Phaius gibbosulus H.Perrier 1955

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81 darwing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 as Pgibbosulas; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide