Oeceoclades cordylinophylla (Rchb.f.) Garay & P.Taylor 1976 Photos by Lourens Grobler.

Full shade WarmCool Summer

Common Name The Cordyline-Like Leaf Oeceoclades [A plant in the Lilacaeae]

Flower Size .55" [1.4 cm]

Found in Madagascar and Comoros as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with close set, adpressed, conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, widely elliptical, acute, coriaceous, finely veined, basally rounded or obtuse into the elongate, terete, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising before the pseduobulb, 16 to 20" [40 to 50 cm] long, narrowly paniculate, several to many flowered inflorescence with branches that can carry shorter secondary, thin branches and 4, thin, distant sheaths.

Synonyms *Eulophia cordylinophylla Rchb.f. 1885; Eulophia lokobensis H.Perrier 1935; Eulophidium cordylinophyllum (Rchb.f.) Summerh. 1957; Eulophidium lokobense (H.Perrier) Summerh. 1957; Lissochilus cordylinophyllus (Rchb.f.) H.Perrier 1941; Lissochilus lokobensis (H.Perrier) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1938/85 as Lissochilus cordylinophyllus; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1938/85 as Lissochilus lokobensis; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide