AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Diaphananthe sanfordiana Szlach. & Olszewski, in Fl. Cameroun 36: 744 (2001).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Diaphananthe pellucida subsp. sanfordiana (Szlach. & Olszewski) R.Rice, Prelim. Checklist & Survey Subtrib. Aerangidinae (Orchidac.): 30 (2005).
Description:
It is said to be similar to Diaphananthe pellucida but has larger flowers in which the lip is transversely elliptic (wider than long), with a small tooth in the mouth of the spur, and the margins of the lip denticulate rather than fimbriate.
Etymology:
This species was described in 2001 in honour of Professor William Sanford who has made many interesting contributions to the study of orchids in Nigeria and Cameroon.
Habitat:
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Cultivation:
As given for the genus.
Distribution:
Cameroon
References:
WCSP (2017). 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 26.02-2017; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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