Oeceoclades ambongensis (Schltr.) Garay & P.Taylor 1976 Photo by Olaf Pronk and courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Full shade WarmCoolSummer

Common Name The Ambongo Oeceoclades [A town in Madagascar]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northwestern Madagascar in tropical sandy forest and woodlands at elevations up to 200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a oblong, slightly compressed pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, flat, fleshy-coriaceous, widely oval, thick and wide petiolate base leaf that that blooms in the summer on an erect, racemose, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, sub-loose 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with several acuminate, distant sheaths and lanceolate, equal to or slightly longer than the pedicel floral bracts

Synonyms Eulophia schlechteri H.Perrier 1935; Eulophidium ambongense Schltr. 1913; Lissochilus schlechteri (H.Perrier) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 as Lissochilus ambongense; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009