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

Full Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Delicate Tylostigma

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in central Madagascar on shaded and humid rocks at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with oblong tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 3 to 4 basal, flat ascending, narrowly linear leaves and several taller, acuminate sheaths above that blooms in the fall on an erect, 2" [5 cm] long, densely arranged, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, as long or longer than the flowers 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