Phaius peyrotii Bosser 1971

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

LATE EARLY

Common Name Peyrot's Phaius [French Botanist specialized in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in northeastern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with discoid, small pseudobulbs carrying a few, relatively small, greyish green, linear-oblong, undulate and crispate margined, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erct, 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Gastrorchis peyrotii (Bosser) Senghas 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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