L.A. Garay & P.G. Taylor, 1976
North-Western + South-Western Madagascar
White / Maroon / Greenish-Brown
Lissochilus spatulifer, H. Perrier, 1941.
spathulifera, H.Perrier, 1950.
This member of the
Orchidaceae family was
given this name by Leslie
Andrew Garay and Peter Geoffrey Taylor in 1976. It is found in
north-western and south-western Madagascar, growing in a rich and well
drained soil with some water and some sun. The pseudobulbs can grow
to two centimetres in diameter with ten centimetre speckled and
succulent leaves. The flowers are greenish with brown nerves
and a white centre with maroon nerves.
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 name
from Latin, meaning 'spoon-shaped' and Latin -ferao;