Oeonia madagascariensis (Schltr.) Bosser 1984 Drawing by Brieger & Senghas

Part shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Madagascar Oenia

Flower Size

Found in northern Madagascar in forests as an epiphyte or on lichen covered rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with an erect, flexuous, slender, pendent stem enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying fleshy, linear to narrowly oblong, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a lateral, peduncle slender, thicker towards the apex, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bracts and carrying small white or green flowers.

Synonyms *Perrieriella madagascariensis Schltr. 1925


W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Perrieriella madagascarensis drawing fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide tothe Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009;