Oeceoclades petiolata (Schltr.) Garay & P.Taylor 1976 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade WarmLATESpring Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Petiolate Leaf Oeceoclades

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in eastern Madagascar in dry woods as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with conical, 6 to 7 angled pseudobulbs enveloped by 3 caudaceous sheaths and carrying a single, persistent, longly petiolate, medially articulate, narrowly lanceolate, attenuate-acute at both ends, finely veined leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, arising before the new growth, 16" to 20" [40 to 50 cm] long, paniculate, 7 to 10 flowered inflorescence with 4 scarious, obtuse, finely veined bracts.

Synonyms *Eulophia petiolata Schltr. 1913; Eulophidium petiolatum (Schltr.) Schltr. 1925; Lissochilus petiolatus (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Lissochilus petiolatus; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy. Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide tothe Orchidsof madagaaaaascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide