Oeceoclades boinensis (Schltr.) Garay & P.Taylor 1976 Photo by Olaf Pronk.

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter.

Part shade WarmSummer

Common Name The Snake-Like Oeceoclades [The Boine snake group - refers to the idea that the leaf varigation is similar to the snake's skin]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northwestern Madagascar in humid forests at elevations around 100 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with ovoid, slightly compressed, pseudopbulbs carrying a single, apical, thick, coriaceous, flat, auriculate towards the base, elliptical, equally attenuate at both ends, very shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 16" [40 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the previously developed pseudobulb with several distant sheaths and lanceolate, almost equal to the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms *Eulophidium boinense Schltr. 1913; Lissochilus boinensis (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Mdagascar Perrier 1939/81 Lissochilus boinensis drawing good; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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