Cryptopus brachiatus H.Perrier 1938

Drawing by Perrier

Deep shade Warm Cool MIDSummer Fall

Common Name The Bracteate Cryptopus

Flower Size

Found in eastern Madagascar in forests at elevations between 600 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, sometimes branching, heavily sinuate. slender stem enveloped completely by heavily striated veined, leaf sheaths carrying 4 to 5, distant, elliptic-oblong, attenuate-obtuse towards both ends, thick, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the mid summer through fall on a lateral, peduncle short to 2" [short to 10 cm] long, rigid, with 2 to 3 short bracts, 2.8 to 6.4" [7 to 16 cm] loosely arranged, lax, successively 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with short, obtuse floral bracts.



W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;