Tylostigma nigrescens Schltr. 1916 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