Graphorkis concolor (Thouars) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 662 (1891).
Homotypic Names:
Limodorum concolor Thouars, Hist. Orchid.: t. 45 (1822).
Eulophia concolor (Thouars) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 181 (1833).
Eulophia scripta var. concolor (Thouars) S.Moore in J.G.Baker, Fl. Mauritius: 360 (1877).
Eulophiopsis concolor (Thouars) Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 33(2): 422 (1915).
Heterotypic Synonyms:
Graphorkis monographis Thouars, Hist. Orchid.: t. 45 (1822).
Epiphytic orchid with an erect root system that develops around the base of the plant. The pseudobulbs carry linear-lanceolate leaves and bloom in the spring on an erect, paniculate, many flowered inflorescences and arise before the new growth. The impressive, but small Graphorkis concolor flowers get a size of just about 1,5 cm in diameter.
Graphorkis concolor is an epiphytic, on Raphia palms and mango trees growing orchid species in humid lowland forests and littoral forests at elevations of sealevel to 300 meters.
Flowering period:
Spring - Summer.
The rare tropical orchid requires a hot and humid climate and a location in partial shade - full shade.
W. Indian Ocean
History Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2014. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 5: Epidendroideae (Part two); page 71 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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