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

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

Plant Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz Copyright


Common Name The Shining Spots Oeceoclades

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.25 cm]

Found in northwestern Madagascar in sandy forests and on coastal dunes at elevations of 30 to 900 meters in montane woodlands as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with subterranean, flattened, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, elliptic-linear, green with darker green-blackish spotted leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, basal, simple, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Eulophia spathulifera H.Perrier 1935; Eulophidium spathuliferum (H.Perrier) Summerh.1957; Lissochilus spathulifer (H.Perrier) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Lissochilus spathulifer drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 plant photo hmm/flower photo good; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide leaf only;