Oeceoclades quadriloba (Schltr.) Garay & P.Taylor 1976

Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Part sun Hot LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The 4 Lobed Oeceoclades [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .6 to .7" [1.5 to 1.7 cm]

Found in Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Madagascar at elevations of 100 to 500 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial in sandy tropical forests away from the sea with cylidrical-conical, closely adpressed to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblanceolate-linear, apiculate, gradually attenuate from the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal, racemose, 14" [35 cm] long, loosely 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb

Synonyms *Eulophia quadriloba Schltr. 1913; Eulophidium quadrilobum (Schltr.) Schltr. 1925; Lissochilus quadrilobus (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1938/85 as Lissochilus quadrilobus; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;