AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Oeceoclades alismatophylla (Rchb.f.) Garay & P.Taylor, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 24: 258 (1976).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Eulophia alismatophylla Rchb.f., Flora 68: 543 (1885).
Eulophidium alismatophyllum (Rchb.f.) Summerh., Bull. Jard. Bot. √Čtat Bruxelles 27: 394 (1957).
Description:
Vegetatively the plants of this species are very similar to 0. analavierensis, 0. petiolata and 0. lonchophylla, but readily distinguishable from them in the floral structure, especially in the shape of the lip with the lateral lobes being larger than the median lobe.
Habitat:
Distribution:
Comoros, NE. Madagascar