Physoceras mesophyllum (Schltr.) Schltr. 1924

Plant in situ Reunion Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the JanyRenz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Cool Cold LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Medium Large Leaved Physoceras

Flower Size

Found in northeastern Madagascar in lichen and mossy forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with rounded, villous tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying lanceolate-acuminate leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter ona terminal, erect, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Cynorkis mesophylla Schltr. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009;