Oeceoclades analavelensis (H.Perrier) Garay & P.Taylor 1976 Photo by The Earth.comWebsite

Part shade Warm Cool LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Analavelona Forest Oeceoclades

Flower Size

Found in southwestern Madagascar in dry forests at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with narrow, tightly compressed to the rhizome pseudobulbs enveloped by very long yellowish sheaths carrying 1 to rarely 2, apical, narrowly lanceolate, coriaceous, maculate with darker green and white spots, larger spots towards the center to the apex, attenuate acute towaqrds both ends, very finely veined, thinl petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, thin, 12 to 18" [30 to 45 cm] long, arising before the emergence of a new pseudobulb, peduncle 1 to 2 times longer than the rachis, provided with a few basal sheaths and 4 to 5 appressed, scarious, bracts above, rachis very loose, generally branched near the base, branch 4 to 5 flowered, the simple, apical part 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with .4 to .8" [1 to 2] cm between each flower and very short, acute, much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying glabrous flowers.

Synonyms Eulophidium analavelense (H.Perrier) Summerh. 1957; *Lissochilus analavelensis H.Perrier 1939

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Lissochilus analavelensis; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide tothe Orchids of madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009;