Tylostigma herminioides Schltr. 1924 Drawing by Rudolf Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Cold EARLYSummer

Common Name The Herminium-Like Tylostigma

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in central Madagascar in marshes at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped basally by a few sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, loosely arranged medially, narrowly linear-acute, grading smaller towards the apex leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, straight, 1.6 to 4" [4 to 10 cm] long, very densely several to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, very acuminate, mostly longer then the flowers floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/85; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009