!Physoceras bellum Schltr. 1924 Drawing by Perrier #13

Full ShadeCool LATERwinter THROUGH Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Beautiful Physoceras

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in north Madagascar in lichen rich montane forests at elevations around 1000 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cool growing lithophyte or terrestrial with an elongate, petiolate into the cordate base, elliptic, acuminate leaf that blooms in the later winter through summer on a terminal, erect, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cynorkis unguiculata Hermans & P.J.Cribb 2017

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009