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Oeceoclades peyrotii

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Photo by Weijen Ang.

Photos by Weijen Ang.

Author: J.M. Bosser & Philippe Morat, 2001
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix/Epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  2-3 Centimetres
Height:  6 Centimetres
Flower:  Crème - Pink / Brown
Propagate:  Seeds/Pseudobulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Orchidaceae family was given this name by Jean M. Bosser and Philippe Morat in 2001. It is found in Bois de Bona, Ankazoabo on Madagascar, growing in a well drained and rich soil or epiphytic with lots of water and some sun. The pseudobulbs can grow to two or even three centimetres in diameter with a four to six centimetre leaf. The 30-45 centimetre inflorescence bear small crème to pink and brown flowers.

The genera name from Greek oikeios; 'special' or 'separate', and Greek klados; 'branch', probably for the short branches of the former Angraecum maculatum and the mottled leaves, according to Genaust, l.c. It was published by John Lindley in  Edwards' Bot. Reg. 18: sub t. 1522. 1832. The species is named after Dr. Pierre Peyrot, a French botanist.

Photo by Weijen Ang.