Imerinaea madagascarica Schltr. 1924

Photo by © Jean-Michel Hervouet and ADAFAM Association Des Amis de la ForÍt d'Ambodiriana-Manompana Website


Drawing by © Perrier


Common Name The Madagascar Imerinaea

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar in mossy and lichen rich humid montane forests or on shaded and humid rocks at elevations of 1000 to 1500 as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to obscure, cylindrical pseduobulbs carrying a single, erect, narrowly ligulate-lanceolate, acuminate, somewhat petiolate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring, summer and earlier fall on a terminal, erect, slender, slighly longer than the leaf, 1.6" [4 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Phaius gibbosulus H.Perrier 1955

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81 darwing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 as Pgibbosulas; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide