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Author:  L.A. Garay & P.G. Taylor, 1976
Origin:  Northern Madagascar
Soil:  Rich Drained
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  5 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Pink / Greenish-Brown
Propagate:  Seeds/Pseudobulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Eulophidium roseovariegatum, Senghas, 1967.
Oeceoclades gracillima
, Garay & P. Taylor, 1976.
Eulophia gracillima, Schltr.
Eulophidium gracillimum,
Lissochilus gracillimus,

This member of the Orchidaceae family was given this name by Leslie Andrew Garay and Peter Geoffrey Taylor in 1976. It is found in northern Madagascar, growing in a rich and drained soil with some water and some sun. The pseudobulbs grow to two centimetres with five centimetre speckled leaves (hence the name). The flowers are greenish brown with a white inner with pink spots.

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 rose;  the colour and varigata; 'variegated'.