Tylostigma foliosum Schltr. 1923

Photo by Landy Rita


Drawing by Perrier

Part shade CoolColdSummer

Common Name The Leafy Tylostigma

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in south central Madagascar in peat bogs at elevations around 1700 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped basally by limbus-less sheaths and carrying 4 to 6, lanceolate-linear leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, narrowly cylindrical, 5.2" [13 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, greenish floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;