Oeceoclades sclerophylla (Rchb.f.) Garay & P.Taylor 1976

Drawing by Perrier


Common Name The Dry Leathery Leaved Oeceoclades

Flower Size

Found in the Comoros and southeastern Madagascar in deciduous coastal forests at elevations up to 200 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with narrow, distant pseudobulbs carrying 2, linear, acute, grass-like leaves that blooms in the mid summer on an erect, thin, elongated, peducle 3 to 4 times longer than the rachis, provided with 3 to 4, short, acute, slightly visible sheaths, rachis loosely 9 to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Eulophia elliotii Rolfe 1891; *Eulophia sclerophylla Rchb.f. 1885; Eulophidium sclerophyllum (Rchb.f.) Summerh. 1957; Lissochilus elliotii (Rolfe) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Lissochilus elliotii drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;