!Tylostigma madagascariense Schltr. 1916 Drawing by Rudolf Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Madagascan Tylostigma

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in central Madagascar in peaty and marshy soils within marshes at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped basally by 3 to 4 sheaths and carrying a single linear-lanceolate, acute leaf at mid stem that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009