Oeonia brauniana H.Wendl. & Kraenzl. 1900 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name Braun's Oeonia

Flower Size 3/4" [1.85 cm]

Found in northern Madagascar in dry woods on branches at elevations around 600 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slender, woody stem carrying thick and fleshy, oval to oblong, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on a 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Lemurella sarcanthoides (Schltr.) Senghas 1986; Oeonia brauniana var. sarcanthoides (Schltr.) Bosser 1989; Oeoniella sarcanthoides Schltr. 1925; Oeonia subacaulis H.Perrier 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1896 drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as O subacaulis drawing fide; ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Oeoniella sarcanthoides; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing /photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing /photo fide as O subacaulis; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as Lemurella sarcanthoides; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 10 1997 photo as Oeonia brauniana var. sarcanthoides; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 as O brauniana var sarcanthoides photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009

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