Graphorkis medemiae (Schltr.) Summerh. 1953 Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Medemia Graphorkis [Medemia nobilis is a tree that often carries this orchid]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northwestern Madagascar on savannahs at elevations up to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid-oblong pseudobulbs carrying after flowering, very narrow, grass like, very acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 10" [25 cm] long, slender, peduncle short, provided with 2 to 3 small sheaths paniculate, 3 to 5 branched, loosely many flowered inflorescence with small, acute, much shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

Synonyms *Eulophia medemiae Schltr. 1913; Eulophiopsis medemiae (Schltr.) Schltr. 1915; Lissochilus medemiae (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1941 as Lissochilus medemiae; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991; Orchids of Madagascar Du Puy, Cribb, Hermans and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009