1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Oeceoclades Lindl.
      1. Oeceoclades peyrotii Bosser & Morat

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Madagascar.

    [E-EM]
    Behaviour


     

    Diagnostic

    Terrestrial herb, rhizome woody, 3-4 mm in diameter. Roots fleshy, 2 – 4 mm in diameter, slightly verrucose when dried. Pseudobulbs conical, heteroblastic, 2-2.5 x 2 cm, more or less contiguous, not many (3-4), one-leaved, juvenile ones covered by imbricate sheaths that disintegrate. Leaves ovate-acute, coriaceous, flat, slightly undulated at margins, narrowed at the base into a conduplicate pseudopetiole 10-11 mm long, articulated  5-7 mm from the apex of the pseudobulb; upper surface dull green with purplish tiger-skin pattern, lower surface tinged purplish, sometimes ± transversely striped with darker bands. Inflorescence erect, 20-45 cm high. Peduncles slender, glabrous, 10-22 cm long, bearing at the base 3-4 membranous sheaths, 1-2 cm long and above them 2 tubular cauline sheaths, 1.5-2 cm long. Raceme simple or compound, (6-) 10-25 cm long, basal branches reaching up to 10 – 12 cm in length; floral bracts triangular, acute, 1.5-1.7 mm long. Flowers 7–9 mm in diameter, spaced 1-1.5 cm at the base of the inflorescence. Ovary long and slender, up to 1.5 cm long. Perianth slightly fleshy. Median sepal oblong or narrowly obovate, apex obtuse, 5-6(-7) x 2-2.5 mm, three-veined. Lateral sepals narrowly obovate, slightly arched, subacute, 6-7 x 2-2.5 mm, three-veined. Petals obovate, apex obtuse  and  mucronate or subacute, 5-6 x 2.5-3 mm, three-veined. Lip four-lobed, wider than long when flattened, 6.5-8 x 7–10 mm; basal lobes erect, rounded, larger than the apical lobes, 2.5 mm wide, darkly veined, apical lobes diverging, slightly spathulate, rounded, somewhat sinuous at the margins, 2-2.5 mm wide; ornamented with a bi-lamellate callus, each blade triangular-acute, ± 1 mm high; callus extended to the sinus of the apical lobes by three  low, contiguous, median keels. Spur cylindrical-conical, (2) 3–4 mm long; apex obtus. Column 3-3.5 mm long. Anther hemispherical, 1.8-2 mm wide, rounded and slightly indented to the front, the back bearing a conical appendage, apex flattened, truncated or bi-lobed. Pollinia ovoid, 0.5 mm long. Viscidium an oblong strip, 0.5 mm long.


    [Translated from original French text by R. Bone]

    Distribution

    Understorey species occurring in deciduous seasonal forest of the SW [of Madagascar], known only from 4 localities.

    Habitat

    Understorey species occurring in deciduous seasonal forest.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Oeceoclades peyrotii Bosser & Morat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Adansonia, sér. 3, 23: 11 (2001)

    Accepted by

    • Cribb, P., Hermans, J. & Rakotoarinivo, M. (2009). Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar: 1-456. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Eulophiinae: e-monocot.org
    • Bosser, J.M. & Morat, P. Original description of Oeceoclades peyrotii. 23, (2001).

    Sources

    Eulophiinae: e-monocot.org
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