Oeceoclades decaryana (H. Perrier) Garay & P. Taylor 1976

Another Flower Form

Photos by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar


Photo by Mike Dorris


Common Name Decary's Oeceoclades [French Orchid Enthusiast in Madagascar early 1900's] - In Madagascar Tsikapiaky

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Natal South Africa and Madagascar at elevations of 30 to 900 meters in humus among rocks in shade of riverine forests or thickets as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, linear to lanceolate, narrowing below into a petiolate base, leathery, gray-green with blue gray and white-gray blotched leaves and blooms in the summer through fall on a basal, unbranched, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, loosely 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Eulophia decaryana H. Perrier 1935; Eulophidium decaryanum (H.Perrier) Summerh. 1957; Lissochilus decaryanus (H.Perrier) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1983 as Lissochilus decaryanus drawing ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 photo not; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #8 2017 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;