!Tylostigma madagascariense Schltr. 1916

Drawing by Rudolf Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Madagascan Tylostigma

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in central Madagascar in peaty and marshy soils within marshes at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold 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; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;