AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Oeceoclades antsingyensis G.Gerlach, J. Orchideenfr. 2: 62 (1995).
Description:
Terrestrial with an ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, broad, dark green horizontally variegated white, ovate leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, 30 to 40 cm long, densely several flowered inflorescences.
Habitat:
Found in western Madagascar in humus pockets at elevations of 60 to 100 meters.
Notes:
It was first described by Günter Gerlach in 1995. The type specimen was collected approximately 13 km (8.1 mi) west of Antsalova.
Distribution:
W. Madagascar
References:
Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009
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