AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Rangaeris trilobata Summerh., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1936: 229 (1936).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Solenangis trilobata (Summerh.) R.Rice, Oasis 3: 14 (2006).
Description:
Stems long, narrow; roots slender, along the stem. Leaves 4-8 x 1-2 cm, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute, set along the stem 2-5 cm apart. Inflorescences 4-12 cm long, few-flowered. Sepals salmon pink, petals and lip white. Sepals and petals 6.5-8.5 mm long. Lip 5-9 mm long, trilobed, the midlobe linear or lanceolate, acuminate, the side lobes much shorter, suborbicular, with wavy edges.
Habitat:
?
Cultivation:
As given for the genus
Distribution:
S. Nigeria to WC. Trop. Africa
References:
WCSP (2017). 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 17.03.2017; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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