AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Oeoniella Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 176 (1918).
Description:
The small minor genus Oeoniella was established by Rudolf Schlechter in 1918. These plants are long-stemmed epiphytes with inverted, white flowers. The lip is large and three-lobed.
Habitat:
Both species occur in coastal and evergreen forest from sea level to 100 m.

Distribution:
W. Indian Ocean
Species:

 

Oeoniella aphrodite (Balf.f. & S.Moore) Schltr. Seychelles to Mascarenes.
Oeoniella polystachys (Thouars) Schltr. W. Indian Ocean.

World Checklist of Monocotyledons. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/monocots/ accessed10.03.2017
Bibliography and References:
Carlsward BS, Stern WL, Bytebier B. 2006 Comparative vegetative anatomy and systematics of the angraecoids (Vandeae, Orchidaceae) with an emphasis on the leafless habit. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 151. 165-218.
Sheehan T, Sheehan M. 1991 Orchid genera illustrated: 140. Oeoniella. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 60. (5): 459-460 (1991)