AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Diaphananthe dorotheae (Rendle) Summerh., Kew Bull. 4: 441 (1949).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Angraecum dorotheae Rendle, Cat. Pl. Oban: 107 (1913).
Rangaeris dorotheae (Rendle) Summerh. in J.Hutchinson & J.M.Dalziel, Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 2: 450 (1936).
Description:
Plant erect, with a short stem. Leaves broadly oblanceolate, unequally acute at the apex, 10 cm long, 2-5 cm wide. Inflorescence 10-25 long, many-flowered. Flowers small; lip narro1 ovate, or elliptic, without a callus at the mouth the spur, 6.5-8 mm long, 4-5 mm wide; spur ca 8 mm long.
Habitat:
?
Cultivation:
As given for the genus.
Distribution:
S. Nigeria
References:
WCSP (2017). 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 26.02-2017; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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