Tylostigma perrieri Schltr. 1916

plant in situ Madagascar Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Cool Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name Perrier's Tylostigma [French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in northcentral and central Madagascar in marshes at televations of 1500 to 2000 as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 narrowly oblong tubers giving rise to 3, narrowly linear leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, terminal, 2.4 to 4.8" [6 to 12 cm] long, very loosely many flowered inflorescence with narrow, acute, the lower bracts longer than the white flowers


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