Graphorkis ecalcarata (Schltr.) Summerh. 1953


Photos by Lourens Grobler.

Part shade WarmCool Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Spurless Graphorkis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northeastern Madagascar at elevations around 600 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid-ellipsoid, closely adpressed pseudobulbs with the older ones being leafless and the newest arising prior to flowering and carrying 4 to 5, linear-acute leaves that blooms in the spring and ear;ly summer after leaf fall on a racemose to paniculate, longly pedunculate, 12 to 14" [30 to 35 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms *Eulophiopsis ecalcarata Schltr. 1916; Lissochilus ecalcaratus (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1938/85 as Lissochilus ecalcaratus drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;