Oeceoclades sclerophylla (Rchb.f.) Garay & P.Taylor 1976 Drawing by Perrier


Common Name The Dry Leathery Leaved Oeceoclades

Flower Size

Found in the Comoros and southeastern Madagascar in deciduous coastal forests at elevations up to 200 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with narrow, distant pseudobulbs carrying 2, linear, acute, grass-like leaves that blooms in the mid fall on an erect, thin, elongated, peducle 3 to 4 times longer than the rachs, provided with 3 to4, short, acute, slightly visible sheaths, rachis loosely 9 to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Eulophia elliotii Rolfe 1891; *Eulophia sclerophylla Rchb.f. 1885; Eulophidium sclerophyllum (Rchb.f.) Summerh. 1957; Lissochilus elliotii (Rolfe) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Lissochilus elliotii drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009;