!Lemurorchis madagascariensis Kraenzl. 1893 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

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

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Common Name The Madagascar Lemurorchis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in central Madagascar in evergreen forests at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a 12 to 18" [30 to 50 cm] long stem carrying 6 to 15, conduplicazte below, strap-shaped, obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late summer on an erect, then pendant, 8 to 12 " [20 to 30 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence

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 ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide