Oeceoclades pandurata (Rolfe) Garay & P.Taylor 1976

Plant Photo by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Part shade WarmCoolLATESpring

Common Name or Meaning The Fiddle-Shaped Oeceoclades

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zimbabwe and Madagascar at elevations of sealevel to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial in stony ground or epiphyte with narrowly fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 persistent, oval-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring on a thin, peduncle provided with 3 to 4 short, distant sheaths, 12" [30 cm] long overall, rachis 2 to 4" [5 to10 cm] long, loosely 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate,l acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Eulophia pandurata Rolfe 1891; Eulophidium panduratum (Rolfe) Summerh. 1957; Lissochilus panduratus (Rolfe) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Lissochilus panduratus drawing ok; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide;