AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Ancistrorhynchus schumannii (Kraenzl.) Summerh., Kew Bull. 3: 281 (1948).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Angraecum schumannii Kraenzl., Mitt. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. 2: 159 (1889).
Mystacidium schumannii (Kraenzl.) Rolfe in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 7: 173 (1897).
Phormangis schumannii (Kraenzl.) Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 104 (1918).
Tridactyle schumannii (Kraenzl.) Summerh. in J.Hutchinson & J.M.Dalziel, Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 2: 463 (1936).
Description:
Plant erect with a stem up to 15 cm long. Leaves oblong, almost equally lobed at the apex, 1.5–6 cm long, 2–7.5 mm wide. Inflorescences small, 1- to 3-flowered; bracts 2–3 mm long. Flowers white; sepals and petals oboval, obtuse, 2–3 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide; lip broadly oval, rounded, 2–3 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide; spur narrow below the lip then sub ellipsoid, 2–2.5 mm long.
Habitat:
Epiphyte in dense forest.
Cultivation:
As given for the genus, hot to warm growing epiphyte.
Distribution:
S. Nigeria to WC. Trop. Africa
References:
ngraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 ; WCSP (2017). 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 10.03-2017; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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