Oeceoclades angustifolia (Senghas) Garay & P.Taylor 1976

Side View of Flower


Photos by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Dot Potter Barnett

Part shade Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Thin Leafed Oeceoclades

Flower Size .6" [1.6 cm]

Found in Madagascar in moss filled cracks in between calcaraceous boulders as a terrestrial with clustered, ovoid to pear-shaped pseudobulbs carrying a single [rarely 2], apical, more or less erect, linear, acute, coriaceous, dull green mottled purple, paler beneath, variegated apically, shortly petiolate base leaves and blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, racemose to few branched, to 12" [30 cm] long, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence with adpressed, narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Eulophidium angustifolium Senghas 1966; Eulophidium angustifolium var. diphyllum Senghas 1967

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel Cribb and Launert 1992 photo fide; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;