Oeonia brauniana H.Wendl. & Kraenzl. 1900 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Part shade Cool to Hot Spring

Common Name Braun's Oeonia

Flower Size 3/4" [1.85 cm]

Found in northern Madagascar in humid forests at low to medium elevations as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool 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; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986 as O subacaulis; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 10 1997 photo as Oeonia brauniana var. sarcanthoides; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009

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