Oeceoclades decaryana (H. Perrier) Garay & P. Taylor 1976

Another Flower Form Photos courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Plant Photo by Mike Dorris

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Common Name Decary's Oeceoclades [French Orchid Enthusiast in Madagascar early 1900's] - In Madagascar Tsikapiaky

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Natal South Africa and Madagascar at elevations of 30 to 900 meters in humus among rocks in shade of riverine forests or thickets as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, linear to lanceolate, narrowing below into a petiolate base, leathery, gray-green with blue gray and white-gray blotched leaves and blooms in the summer through fall on a basal, unbranched, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, loosely 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Eulophia decaryana H. Perrier 1935; Eulophidium decaryanum (H.Perrier) Summerh. 1957; Lissochilus decaryanus (H.Perrier) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1983 as Lissochilus decaryanus; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 photo not; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide

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