Tylostigma nigrescens Schltr. 1916

Photo by Andryrakoto and The I Naturalist Website


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

Part Sun Cool LATESpringSummer

Common Name The Dark Colored Tylostigma

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in central Madagascar in marshes and cypress plantations at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with fasciculate, narrowly turnip-shaped tubers giving rise to stem basally sheathed by several narrowly adpressed sheaths and carrying medially, 1 to 2, narrowly linear, leaves grading to bracts above that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, 5.2" [to 13cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-acuminate, slightly longer than the flower floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;