Oeceoclades beravensis (Rchb.f.) R.Bone & Buerki 2014 Photo by Karl Senghas

Flower Detail Photo by Rita Landy and The I Naturalist Website


Common Name The Beravy Oeceoclades [An area of southwestern Madagascar]

Flower Size .32 to .4" [8 to 10 mm]

Found in southwestern Madagascar in tropical forests at elevations up to 800 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a cylindrical, fusiform, thick, numerous, close set, cauliform pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4 apical. narrowly linear, rigid, slightly attnuate lengthwise, median vein slightly projecting beneath leaves taht blooms in the late fall, winter and earlier springon an erect, paniculate, 12 to 16" [30 to 50 cm] long, peducle provided with appressed, whitish sheaths, many flowered inflorescence with very small, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Lissochilus beravensis drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide;