Lemurella papillosa Bosser 1970

Photo by Ehoarn Bidault and the The I Naturalist AU Website

Holotype Collection Sheet

HOLOTYPE Collection by Bosser

Deep shade Warm Summer Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Papillose Lemurella [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern and northeastern Madagascar at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, slender stem enveloped completely by leaf sheaths carrying 2 ranked, linear to linear-oblong, basally twisted so as to all lie in one plane, acute leaves that blooms in the summer, fall and early winter on an axillary, peduncle slender, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, pubescent to papilose, pendent, 1.6" [4 cm] long, single to several flowered inflorescence carrying well spaced green flowers.



W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide;Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;