AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Dinklageella minor Summerh., Kew Bull. 14: 156 (1960).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Lacroixia minor (Summerh.) Szlach., Ann. Bot. Fenn. 40: 70 (2003).
Solenangis minor (Summerh.) R.Rice, Oasis 3: 14 (2006).
Description:
Plant with scandent stems bearing long, branching aerial roots and leaves throughout its length. Leaves in 2 rows, 7-15 mm apart, spreading, lanceolate-ligulate, 1.3-2.7 cm long above a basal sheath clasping the stem, 5-9 mm wide. Inflorescences arising from the base ol the leaf sheath, erect or spreading, 1.5-2.5 cm long, 2- or 3-flowered; bracts small, 2-3 mm long; pedicel with ovary slender, 5-6 mm long. Flowers white; sepals narrowly oblong, 5 mm long; petals linear oblong, obtuse, 5 mm long, 1.25 mm wide; lip 3-lobed in the upper third, lobes narrowly ovate, obtuse, 6.5-7.5 mm long in total; spur much swollen from a narrow mouth, 2.5 mm long.
Habitat:
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Cultivation:
As given for the genus.
Distribution:
W. Trop. Africa
References:
WCSP (2017). 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 17.03.2017; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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