Phaius peyrotii Bosser 1971

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar


Common Name Peyrot's Phaius [French Botanist specialized in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in northeastern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with discoid, small pseudobulbs carrying a few, relatively small, greyish green, linear-oblong, undulate and crispate margined, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Gastrorchis peyrotii (Bosser) Senghas 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide as Gastrorchis peyrotii; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #5 2008 as Gastrorchis peyrotii photo fide; ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 as Gastorchis peyrotii photo fide;