!Lemurella culicifera (Rchb.f.) H.Perrier 1941

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

Part shadeHot WarmLATER Spring

Common Name The Mosquito Carrying Lemurella

Flower Size .36" [.9 cm]

Found in the Comoros Islands and western Madagascar at sealevel to 800 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a thin, compressed, curved or pendant stem carrying 2 to 12, size and shape variable, obovate-oblong, oblong-lingulate or oblanceolate-cuniform leaves that are somewhat emarginate apically and blooms in the later spring on many, not longer or just slightly longer than the leaves [1 to 4"], thin, simple, very loose, 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence with scarious, thin, acute bracts that are a third of the length of the pedicel.

Synonyms Angraecum ambongense Schltr. 1913; *Angraecum culiciferum Rchb. f. 1804; Beclardia humbertii H.Perrier 1951; Lemurella ambongensis (Schltr.) Schltr. 1925; Oeonia culicifera (Rchb.f.) Finet 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as L ambongensis; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing /photo fide drawing/photo fide ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 drawing/drawing fide ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo ok; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;