Physoceras castillonii P.Bernet 2010 Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Flower Dissection

Leaf and Plant

Plant in situ Reunion Photos by © Bernet and his The Epidendra Website

Full ShadeWarmCool Fall

Common Name or Meaning Castillon's Physoceras [French orchid enthusiast current]

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in Reunion at elevations around 1400 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 3 cylindrical tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying at mid stem a single, elliptical, apiculate, basally clasping leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, 4 to 15 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cynorkis castillonii (P.Bernet) Hermans & P.J.Cribb 2017

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Richardiana 10(3): 145-149. Bernet 2010.